1Each of ten equal groups into which a population can be divided according to the distribution of values of a particular variable: the lowest income decile of the population
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- In one study based on U.S. data, for example, people in the top decile of the income distribution averaged more than five points higher on a ten-point happiness scale than people in the bottom decile.
- The bottom deciles all lost real income between 1982 and 1998.
- Individuals who were in the lowest part of the income distribution for more than a decade face gasoline tax burdens nearly twice as high as the burden placed on the top decile of income.
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