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The graph you show and the data you link are average/mean figures. We are interested in the median, i.e., the income figure that 50% have more than and 50% have less than. One would expect it to be substantially lower than the average income.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 2nd, 2005 at 10:16:04 AM EST
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