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By the early 1980s, the UK's per-capita GDP was lower than that of Italy.
But by 1920, American per-capita GDP exceeded that of the British Isles.
To be sure, Canada is a rich country, on a per-capita basis, and its population tends to be clustered along the border.Is Canada Having a Housing Bubble? And is It Popping?|Megan McArdle|January 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Behold the rate of per-capita cost growth in the OECD from 2004-2010.Do We Have a Spending Problem, or a Health Care Problem?|Megan McArdle|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The data reflect deaths by suicide for 2007, ranked by per-capita rate.
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A Latin phrase literally meaning “by heads,” and translated as “for each person.” It is a common unit for expressing data in statistics. A country's per capita personal income, for example, is the average personal income per person.