marginal propensity to save

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marginal propensity to save (MPS)

the fraction of any change in NATIONAL INCOME that is saved (see SAVING):

Alternatively, the change in savings can be expressed as a proportion of the change in DISPOSABLE INCOME. See PROPENSITY TO SAVE, MULTIPLIER.

Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The marginal propensity to save (MIS) is found to be higher in the case of urban household.
For the Keynesian marginal propensity to save only the figure of .20 is used.
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In addition, it is shown that the marginal propensity to save out of anticipated labour income is positive under quite general conditions.

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