Pareto's law


Pa·​re·​to's law
: a statement in economics: the distribution of incomes in various countries and in various ages tends to be similar despite differences of governmental policy (as in taxation)

Word History


after Vilfredo Pareto (Marchese di Parigi) †1923 Italian economist and sociologist

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“Pareto's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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