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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English


  • Malthus, T. R. 1766-1834.,
  • Malthusianism.,
  • Population.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[editor], Geoffrey Gilbert.
ContributionsGilbert, Geoffrey, 1948-
LC ClassificationsHB863 .M235 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL664799M
ISBN 100415140110
LC Control Number97010392

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Dec 12,  · Malthus argued that population was held within resource limits by two types of 'checks': positive ones, which raised the death rate, and preventative ones, which lowered the birth rate. The positive checks included hunger, disease, and war; the preventative checks, abortion, birth control, prostitution, postponement of marriage, and celibacy/5(20). Jan 16,  · Thomas Robert Malthus (), one of the most influential of modern thinkers, is also one of the most misunderstood. Malthus' Essay on Population is a work that everyone cites but typically without having read it. This book offers a comprehensive and accurate exposition of his thought, integrating his better-known theory on population with his somewhat neglected analysis of economic Cited by: 4. Jan 14,  · Thomas Robert Malthus, an English cleric, and scholar, published this theory in his writings, An Essay on the Principle of Population. He believed that through preventative checks and positive checks, the population would be controlled to balance the food supply with the population level. These checks would lead to the Malthusian catastrophe. Thomas Robert Malthus was a famous 18th-century British economist known for the population growth philosophies outlined in his book "An Essay on the Principle of Population." In it, Malthus.