industrialization

Definition

The transition of an economy from primarily agrarian to one based mainly on manufacturing and industry. Industrialization is generally thought to be a sign of a growing economy, and is associated with income growth, urbanization, and improvements in health, lifespan, and standard of living for the populace.

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As countries in Asia go through industrialization, they are now contending with the amount of pollution factories cause as a byproduct of production.

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The polluted skies and poisoned waters, hallmarks of advanced industrialization, also has put smartphones in the hands of the proles.

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The industrialization of certain areas can have dramatic effects such as decreased population, lower standards of living, and a unsafe environment for the environment.

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