Table 2

 Macro-level characteristics by country material distribution subgroup (n = 27)

CriterionSD family affluence scale
Low quartileMedium low quartileMedium high quartileHigh quartile
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
*In thousand US$.
Average household income per capita*18.094.0913.491.0711.055.723.093.13
Gini of income0.260.030.300.050.320.060.330.04
Life expectancy at birth, men (1997)74.51.274.51.073.12.165.95.0
Life expectancy at birth, women (1997)80.41.180.61.079.41.475.52.2