Definition of Capital Flight
(noun) The flow (flight) of capital away from one country or investment into another.
Examples of Capital Flight
- Investors moving money out of the stock market in countries affected by war.
- Moving currency from one country to another to avoid inflation.
Capital Flight Pronunciation
Syllabification: cap·i·tal flight
- American English – /kAp-uht-l flIEt/
- British English – /kAp-itl flIEt/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈkæpətəl flaɪt/
- British English – /ˈkæpɪtl flaɪt/
- Plural: capital flights
- Economic Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “capital” and “flight” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “capital flight.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 25, 2022 (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 June 25, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“capital flight.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Jun. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/capital-flight/>.