Autonomous Consumption

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Definition: Autonomous Consumption

Autonomous Consumption

Full Definition of Autonomous Consumption

The amount of consumption that would take place in an economy if consumers had no income. Types of goods or services that fall under autonomous consumption include items often dubbed “needs”: food, housing, electricity. If consumers have no discretionary income they still will need some place to live and something to eat. When combined with discretionary income, autonomous consumption represents real wages.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Autonomous Consumption are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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