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ZERO COUPON BOND: Also termed a zero bond, a bond that does not pay interest, in which the return is generated by the difference between the purchase price and the face value paid at maturity. Because they do not pay interest, zero coupon bonds are sold at a discount. For example, a $10,000 zero coupon bond that matures in one year, would generate a 10% return if it sold at a discount of $9,000.

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MIGRATION: The relocation or movement of permanent residence from one place to another. This includes people who move from one city to another, one state to another, or one country to another. It also includes those who move from rural areas to cities. Migration, however, usually doesn't include those who move from one part of a city to another part.

     See also | mobility | labor | geographic mobility | occupational mobility | labor market | immigration | emigration |

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A tax in which the proportion of income paid in taxes is greater for higher income levels. A progressive income tax exists if taxpayers with more income pay a higher tax rate relative to income as income increases. A progressive tax is one of three alternations. The other two are proportional tax, in which the proportion of income paid in taxes is the same for all income levels, and regressive tax, in which the proportion of income paid in taxes is smaller for higher income levels.

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