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As high-school GPAs continue to go up because of grade inflation, having the common measure provided by admissions test scores is useful.
Residents of Darnestown, Maryland, are most likely to sport similar paychecks, according to Bloomberg’s calculation of the Gini Index—a common measure of income distribution among a population.
One common measure of a congressional map is to look at the result of the median congressional district in the average statewide election (here, the five contests in 2016).
Last year, the World Bank surveyed 154 countries and determined the South Africa had the world’s highest Gini coefficient, a common measure of inequality.
Also, the index’s price-to-earnings ratio—a common measure of how expensive stocks are relative to their potential to make money—isn’t far from record highs, a source of investor concern.
Explore the Management Top 250 The metrics the Drucker Institute used to assess financial performance include return on assets, return on equity and return on invested capital, common measures of how efficiently a company makes money.
And the Gini index, the most common measure of income inequality, was a record 0.481 in 2016.
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