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VERIFICATION: The hypothesis-testing step of the scientific method. Once an hypothesis is derived from a theory, it must be compared with real world data. This is the verification step. This verification can lead to support or refutation of the hypothesis. Enough support enables a hypothesis to become a principle. Refutation calls into question the theory implying the hypothesis.

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401(K) PLAN: A savings retirement plan, set up by an employer, that allows workers to set aside a portion of their wages and salaries. The employer can match the contributions made by the employee. Like other private pension plans, income diverted to 401(k) plans are tax deferred, that is, taxes on not paid on the income until it is withdrawn during retirement.

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COMPENSATING WAGE DIFFERENTIALS

Different wages paid to different workers or in different markets that adjust for differences in the jobs or in the productivity of the workers. Wage differentials occur for many reasons. Quite often they are the result of the personal preferences of workers. In some cases workers are willing to "buy" leisure-time or other types of household production by taking lower wages. Differences in job risks, education, and location are also reasons for the persistence of wage differentials.

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