Definition of immiserization in US English:



  • another term for immiseration
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘George saw immiserization as the consequence of inappropriate human institutions, not of the inescapable niggardliness of nature as Malthus had claimed.’
    • ‘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.’