2. Gini-coefficients for factor income, gross income and disposable income, and redistributive effect of current transfers on income differentials in 1966–2008.

Year Gini-coefficient, % Redistributive effect of current transfers on income differentials
Factor income Gross income Disposable income Current transfers received Current transfers paid Combined effect
1966 38,9 33,4 30,9 14,3 7,5 20,7
1971 38,5 30,9 26,7 19,8 13,4 30,6
1976 35,3 26,3 21,5 25,4 18,2 39,0
1981 35,8 25,2 20,5 29,4 18,7 42,6
1987 38,0 25,1 19,7 33,9 21,5 48,1
1988 38,8 25,8 20,2 33,4 21,8 47,9
1989 39,3 26,1 20,5 33,5 21,7 47,9
1990 38,9 25,6 20,2 34,2 20,8 47,9
1991 39,5 25,1 20,1 36,4 19,8 49,0
1992 42,1 25,2 19,9 40,1 21,1 52,8
1993 45,1 26,2 21,1 41,9 19,5 53,2
1994 45,8 26,1 21,1 42,9 19,3 54,0
1995 45,5 26,6 21,7 41,5 18,4 52,3
1996 45,8 27,3 22,3 40,5 18,2 51,3
1997 46,3 28,4 23,7 38,7 16,3 48,7
1998 46,0 29,2 24,8 36,4 15,3 46,1
1999 46,4 30,1 25,9 35,0 14,1 44,1
2000 46,5 30,8 26,7 33,7 13,3 42,6
2001 45,8 29,9 25,8 34,7 13,7 43,7
2002 45,4 29,7 25,6 34,5 13,7 43,5
2003 45,4 29,6 26,0 34,7 12,4 42,8
2004 46,0 30,2 26,6 34,2 11,8 42,0
2005 45,9 30,6 26,7 33,4 12,7 41,9
2006 46,7 31,4 27,3 32,9 13,1 41,7
2007 46,4 31,9 28,0 31,3 12,1 39,6
2008 45,5 30,7 26,8 32,4 12,8 41,1
  • Due to revisions to income concepts the figures for 1966–1981, 1987–1992 and 1993–2008 are not fully comparable with each other.
  • Current transfers received: Relative change in Gini-coefficient (%) when moving from factor income to gross income.
  • Current transfers paid: Relative change in Gini-coefficient (%) when moving from gross income to disposable income.
  • Combined effect of current transfers: Relative change in Gini-coefficient (%) when moving from factor income to disposable income.

Source: Income Distribution Statistics 2008, Statistics Finland

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Updated 20.5.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Income distribution statistics [e-publication].
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