UN Ranks Brazil 8th Worst in Income Inequality, above Only African Countries

The newly released HDI (Human Development Index) figures show that Brazil lost five positions in the overall ranking, going from 79th to 84th, despite the slight increase in the national index.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world report on quality of life released yesterday places Brazil in the 8th-worst position in income inequality, behind only African nations. The result is a reflection of the contrast between poverty pockets and wealth in the country.

The income inequality index, known as Gini, was released by the UNDP (United Nations Development Program), along with the HDI (Human Development Index) report. The data relate to statistics for the year 2019 and therefore do not reflect the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on countries.

In Alagoas, the state with the second lowest income per . . .

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