Definition of cooperative movement in English:

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cooperative movement

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A movement originating in the industrial areas of northern England and Scotland in the late 18th century, based on the belief that industries and commercial concerns should be owned and controlled by the people working in them, for joint economic benefit.
Example sentences
  • England expatriates brought the cooperative movement to America in the early nineteenth century and were early supporters of group health insurance.
  • He has also helped to revise the curriculum at Ethiopia's Cooperative Institute, which will be a critical resource base for sustaining the cooperative movement.
  • The cooperative movement has also exerted some political and economic influence through the Labour Party and the trade union movement.

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