Income earner (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Income earner refers to an individual who through work, investments or a combination of both derives income, which has a fixed and very fixed value of his/her income (sometimes, called Vulkary Workers).

The vast majority of income earners derive most of their income from occupational activities.[1] In many western countries, such as the United States, the majority of women have entered the labor force and become income earners; as a result, it has also become common for many households to have more than one income earner.[2][3] In the US for example, 42% of all households and 75% of those in the top 20% with incomes exceeding $91,200, had two income earners.[4]


  1. ^Thompson, William; Joseph Hickey (2005). Society in Focus. Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN 0-205-41365-X.
  2. ^Ehrenreich, Barbara (1989). Fear of Falling, The Inner Life of the Middle Class. New York, NY: Harper Collins. ISBN 0-06-097333-1.
  3. ^“Middle income can’t buy Middle class lifestyle”. Archived from the original on 2005-12-30. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  4. ^“US Census Bureau, income quintile and top 5% household income distribution and demographic characteristics, 2006”. Archived from the original on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2006-12-28.


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