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Definition of the noun disposable income

What does disposable income mean as a name of something?


  1. income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending

Alternative definition of the noun disposable income


  1. [economics] The amount of a person's or group's monetary income which is available to be saved or spent (on either essential or non-essential items), after deducting all taxes and other governmental fees.


"Disposable Income" is an album by English punk rock band, Snuff. It was released in March, 2003 on the Union 2112 record label. The band previously released many albums on American independent label, Fat Wreck Chords.

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Disposable income a.k.a. Disposable and discretionary income: Disposable income is total personal income minus personal current taxes. In national accounts definitions, personal income, minus personal current taxes equals disposable personal income. Subtracting personal outlays yields personal savings, hence the income left after paying away all the taxes is referred to as disposable income.

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries A-F (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

is the ratio of consumption to disposable income at a certain moment for an individual, group or society. In the situation of very low income, the APC amounts to more than 1 .0: consumption exceeds ...

Google previewFinancial Terms Dictionary (2015)

Terminology Plain and Simple Explained by Thomas Herold

Disposable income also turns out to be among the main measurements for determining personal wealth. ! Although they are sometimes used interchangeably, disposable income should not be confused with discretionary income.

Google previewA Dictionary of Economics (2016)

by Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles, John Black

The average propensity to consume is total desired spending as a proportion of total disposable income; the marginal propensity to consume is the proportion of additional income that an individual desires to consume. The marginal propensity ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Economics, Second Edition (2010)

by Anthony J. Culyer

Disposable Income 155 social and personal) of disease are to be found in innumerable economic research studies. A classic ofits kind is Arrow et al. (2004). Disease. Costing. A procedure for assigning the expenditures of a ...

Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

disposable income personal income left to a taxpayer after income tax and other payroll deductions. Also: disposable personal income; take-home pay. disposable personal income ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall

Disposable income provides a broad measure of spending power, as distinct from discretionary income, which is disposable ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Economics (2015)

by Blackie

personal disposable income An analysis showing how income is divided among the population. If the population is divided ...

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