Why You should Consider The Gini Coefficient To Measure Inequality

I’m hoping that you use some kind of data to track Diversity & Inclusion where you work

But what are you using as a benchmark?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about a potentially controversial way for you to measure inequality where you work

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • A controversial idea to measure inequality
  • An approach we can borrow from the World Bank
  • Why people may disagree with this idea and much more

Gini Coefficient measures inequality

“Would a high Gini coefficient point to a high concentration of these things with a small number of people?”

 You can repurpose it to measure inequality where you work

“I don’t know if it’s creator would approve but what if we used the Gini coefficient for something useful where you work”

Not everyone’s going to agree with you

“Critics will say that they’re already collecting data, if so great, but I hope what you’re doing goes a lot further than the engagement surveys from HR”

SHOWNOTES

World Bank Inequality and Shared Prosperity

Corrado Gini

Gini addresses the Third International Congress of Eugenics

Two conditions for the application of Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient to voting and allocated seats

Towards greater socio-economic equality in allocation of wastewater discharge permits in China based on the weighted Gini coefficient

Sustainable Cloud Service Provider Development by a Z-Number-Based DNMA Method with Gini-Coefficient-Based Weight Determination

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