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Table 2. 
National Inequality of Per Capita Consumption Expenditure
Gini CoefficientTheil Index, [GE(0)]
Early 1990sLate 2000sEarly 1990sLate 2000s
PRC 32.4 43.4 0.179 0.329 
India 32.5 37.0 0.194 0.233 
Indonesia 29.2 38.9 0.183 0.221 
Philippines 43.8 43.0 0.326 0.330 
Gini CoefficientTheil Index, [GE(0)]
Early 1990sLate 2000sEarly 1990sLate 2000s
PRC 32.4 43.4 0.179 0.329 
India 32.5 37.0 0.194 0.233 
Indonesia 29.2 38.9 0.183 0.221 
Philippines 43.8 43.0 0.326 0.330 

Note: Early 1990s data: 1990 for the PRC and Indonesia, 1991 for the Philippines, and 1993 for India; late 2000s data: 2008 for the PRC and India, 2010 for Indonesia, and 2009 for the Philippines, except for the Gini coefficient for India which refers to 2010 and for Indonesia which refers to 2011.

Source: Authors’ estimates using unit-level household survey data and World Bank's PovcalNet.

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