Definition of high-income in English:

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1Relating to or denoting people earning large salaries: a high-income area high-income families
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  • 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.
  • This in turn will encourage more high-income earners to live and locate their businesses in Ireland.
  • During this period, high-income Canadians enjoyed a 15 percent rise in their incomes, after inflation.
1.1(Of a country) having a large national income: high-income oil exporters
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  • 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.
  • Virtually all high-income countries have fertility rates that are too low to fully replace their populations.
1.2(Of an investment) offering large dividends or a high rate of interest: a high-income bond
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  • Setanta Asset Management has a high-income equity fund, and the average stock in the fund's portfolio is yielding 4.5%.
  • 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.
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