per capita income

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Per Capita Income

The amount of income in an area divided by the number of persons in that area. This is, in essence, the average income in the area. It may not adequately describe wealth, as it does not consider debt and it does not consider persons with very high or very low incomes that may skew the average in one direction or another. However, it may still be used as a measure of economic health in an area.

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income per head

the GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT (national income) of a country divided by the size of its POPULATION. This gives the average income per head of population if it were all shared out equally. In 2003, the UK had a per capita level of $24,230, Japan $33,990, and the USA $34,870. Most developing countries, by contrast, had a per capita income level of under $1,000. See DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME.

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