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Definition of

distribution of income

  • 1. Stockholding & Investments

    payment of dividends to stockholders the payment of accumulated dividends to stockholders on record, usually on an annual basis

  • 2. Economics

    wealth range in society the way income is spread across society as a whole, as a measure of the equality or inequality of wealth

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Definitions of ’distribution of income’ and meaning of ’distribution of income’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’distribution of income’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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