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Income 1999

Table F.   Percentage of Aggregate Income Received by Income Quintiles and Gini Coefficient
                  by Definition of Income: 1999
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                                                Quintiles
     Definition of income     ---------------------------------------------    Gini
                                Lowest   Second    Third   Fourth  Highest coefficient
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Definition 1 (official
   measure)                        3.7      9.0     15.0     23.0     49.3     .445

Definition 4 (definition 1
   less government cash trans-
   fers plus capital gains and
   employee health benefits)       1.1      7.0     14.0     23.0     54.8     .508

Definition 8 (definition 4
   less taxes, includes EIC)       1.4      8.3     15.3     24.0     51.0     .486

Definition 11 (definition 8
   plus nonmeans tested govern-
   ment cash transfers)            4.0     10.3     15.7     22.9     47.1     .421

Definition 14 (definition 11
   plus means-tested government
   cash transfers)                 4.7     10.4     15.7     22.7     46.5     .409

Definition 15 (definition 14
   plus return on home equity)     4.9     10.5     15.9     22.8     46.0     .402
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Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 16, 2010