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1Relating to or denoting people earning large salaries:‘a high-income area’‘high-income families’
- ‘This in turn will encourage more high-income earners to live and locate their businesses in Ireland.’
- ‘We want to end a system where youth from low-income areas are seven times less likely to graduate college than youth from high-income areas.’
- ‘‘The reality is that students from high-income families are still twice as likely to go to university,’ said Conlon.’
- ‘During this period, high-income Canadians enjoyed a 15 percent rise in their incomes, after inflation.’
- ‘This long-term study tracking children born into low and high-income families reveals some families remain trapped in poverty despite a decade of economic growth in Australia.’
- 1.1 (of a country) having a large national income:‘high-income oil exporters’
- ‘Virtually all high-income countries have fertility rates that are too low to fully replace their populations.’
- ‘However, average annual growth of energy use in low-income countries is twice that of high-income countries.’
- ‘The IMF is controlled by the governments of the high-income countries that finance its operations.’
- ‘It is no coincidence that the United States, with one of the lowest rates of unionization in the developed world, is the only high-income country without a national health insurance system.’
- ‘But as you look ahead, if we want to be a high-income nation, we have to be a high-skill nation.’
- 1.2 (of an investment) offering large dividends or a high rate of interest:‘a high-income bond’
- ‘It was ordered to pay a £1.9m fine yesterday for mis-selling high-income bonds to investors who were not aware of the risks involved.’
- ‘Setanta Asset Management has a high-income equity fund, and the average stock in the fund's portfolio is yielding 4.5%.’
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