1)      Write down the limitation of average value?

2)      Suggest one measure to ensure sustainable development in energy sector?

Asked by RITHIKJAISWAL RITHIK | 19th Jun, 2014, 06:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Averages are used because to classify the countries based on only their total income is not correct as different countries have different populations. However, calculations based on average income have its own limitation because it does not tell us about whether the distribution of income in a country is distributed equally or unequally.

For example, there are two countries X and Y with five citizens each. Following table tells us about the income of these citizens.

Country

Citizen A (Monthly income in Rs)

Citizen B (Monthly income in Rs)

Citizen C (Monthly income in Rs)

Citizen D (Monthly income in Rs)

Average Income

X

20,000

2,000

1,000

1,000

Rs. 6,000

Y

2,000

3,000

3500

3500

Rs. 3000

In the above example, the average income of country X and Y is Rs. 6000 and Rs. 3,000 respectively. But we see that while the average income of country X is the double of country Y, there is more disparity of income in country X than in country Y.
Kindly ask the 2nd question as a separate query.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 20th Jun, 2014, 09:43: AM

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