Equality Canadian Immigrant

The level of inequality has been increasing over the last 40 years in the Canadian population and the immigrant population suffers from higher levels of inequality based on market income.

Term Explanations

Equality Level: Degree of equality in income levels – an indicator of income polarization representing the income distribution of a nation's residents.

Gini Market Income: The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has an exactly equal income). A Gini coefficient of one (100 on the percentile scale) expresses maximal inequality among values (for example where only one person has all the income)

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