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Earned Income

What is 'Earned Income'

Earned income is income derived from active participation in a trade or business, including wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses. This is the opposite of unearned income.

Explaining 'Earned Income'

Earned income includes any income that a person or company receives for work they have done – AKA "personal efforts". If you collect regular dividends from a stock, or receive a monetary gift, that money would be considered unearned income because you didn't do anything to earn it.


Further Reading


Escaping the tyranny of earned income? The failure of finance as social innovation
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Trends in park tourism: Economics, finance and managementTrends in park tourism: Economics, finance and management
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Periodic Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payment, financial stress and wellbeing: a longitudinal studyPeriodic Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payment, financial stress and wellbeing: a longitudinal study
link.springer.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

The impact of family income on child achievement: Evidence from the earned income tax creditThe impact of family income on child achievement: Evidence from the earned income tax credit
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Material hardship among banked and unbanked earned income tax credit-eligible familiesMaterial hardship among banked and unbanked earned income tax credit-eligible families
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

The rainy day earned income tax credit: A reform to boost financial security by helping low-wage workers build emergency savingsThe rainy day earned income tax credit: A reform to boost financial security by helping low-wage workers build emergency savings
www.rsfjournal.org [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Earned income tax credit policies: Impact and optimality: The Adam Smith Lecture, 2005Earned income tax credit policies: Impact and optimality: The Adam Smith Lecture, 2005
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Financial Instability in the Earned Income Tax Credit Program: Can Advanced Periodic Payments Ameliorate Systemic Stressors?Financial Instability in the Earned Income Tax Credit Program: Can Advanced Periodic Payments Ameliorate Systemic Stressors?
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

Income mobility and the Earned Income Tax Credit: Short-term safety net or long-term income supportIncome mobility and the Earned Income Tax Credit: Short-term safety net or long-term income support
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …

The earned income tax credit and the limitations of tax-based welfare reformThe earned income tax credit and the limitations of tax-based welfare reform
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… how the arithmetic of funded savings is discouraging for those earning low and … increases credit reliance and credit dependence in ways that tighten the constraints on earned income … outcome connections in ways that undermine the visions of mainstream economics or liberal …



Q&A About Earned Income


What does earned income include?

Earned Income includes wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses.

Who receives earned income?

Anyone who works for money can receive earned income.

What is earned income?

Earned income is income derived from active participation in a trade or business.

How would you collect regular dividends from a stock be considered unearned income?

If you collect regular dividends from a stock that money would be considered unearned because you didn't do anything to earn it.

Is earned income the opposite of unearned income?

Yes, it is the opposite of unearned income.