(noun) The flow (flight) of capital away from one country or investment into another.
- Investors moving money out of the stock market in countries affected by war.
- Moving currency from one country to another to avoid inflation.
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- Plural: capital flights
- Word origin of “capital” and “flight” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Capital Flight
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “capital flight.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
capital flight. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “capital flight.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“capital flight.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/>.