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- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. that portion of income which is available for spending on discretionary purchases; for individuals, it is usually calculated as total income less taxes. National disposable income, which is the disposable income of all individuals and businesses, is calculated as total national income minus taxes plus transfer payments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending
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Part of FDR’s rationale in passing these laws came straight out of Keynesian economics: One cure for economic depression was putting more disposable income in the pockets of American workers.
In 1960 Ifigenia Martinez, a researcher at the economics school, conducted a study that showed that about 78 329 percent of disposable income in Mexico went to only the upper 10 percent of Mexican society.