Finding it tough to keep your head financially above water? Read this if you want to know where Malaysia stands in Asia in terms of income inequality and some of the factors driving this inequality.

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Malaysia has a Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality) of 0.46, the same as another unequal country, the United States (0.46), and almost the same as Singapore (0.47).

Read this .pdf article to find out more. This piece was first published by Oxford Analytica in its Daily Brief on 26 July 2013 and is duly acknowledged.