Share this entry

Share this page

immiserization

Syllabification: im·mis·er·i·za·tion
Pronunciation: /i(m)ˌmizərəˈzāSHən
 
/

Definition of immiserization in English:

noun

Another term for immiseration.
Example sentences
  • The immiserization argument is only one of the many complaints about the impact of international integration, but it is arguably the one with the widest currency.
  • The evidence from both economic and social indicators suggests that globalization, far from being a force for immiserization, has rather been a source of improvement for the people residing in the poorer countries of the world.
  • George saw immiserization as the consequence of inappropriate human institutions, not of the inescapable niggardliness of nature as Malthus had claimed.

Derivatives

immiserize

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmizəˌrīz/
verb
Example sentences
  • It was believed that a secular decline in the terms of trade would result in ‘immiserizing growth ‘for the developing world if it continued to specialize in traditional raw material exports.’

Definition of immiserization in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something