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Survey of euro area households finds that the inequality of the net wealth distribution is similar in Estonia to that in the whole euro area28.12.2016
The median level of net wealth of households in the euro area declined by approximately one tenth between 2010 and 2014; the inequality of the net wealth distribution increased moderately in the same period. The household wealth in Estonia is comparable to that in the other Central and Eastern European countries participating in the HFCS. The Gini coefficient of net wealth, which measures inequality, is very close in Estonia (0.69) to that of the euro area (0.685).
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