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DeSTRESS Film 15: Lorenz Curves

Lorenz Curves: Analysing the Distribution of Income (15'19")
This film interviews a human rights activist and a young Danish mother to talk about inequality and redistribution. It also uses a desert-island example to introduce the measurement of inequality. The Gini coefficient is explained, with current examples.

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Presented by Ken Heather of the University of Portsmouth and produced by StreamLearn LLC. Published online in 2012

Interview subjects:

  • Eli Chidas, Human Rights Activist, Denver Day-Labour Street Market

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