Malthus' Theory Mindmap

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  • Malthus' Theory
    • Malthus believed that if the population increased rapidly and too much stress was placed on the carrying capacity of the planet then a malthusian catastrophe would occur.
    • Malthus criticized  the Poor Laws and Corn Laws because he though they would encourage domestic production and so promote long term benefits.
    • Theory developed in the 18th century.
    • Carrying capacity is the number of living organisms, people or crops that a region can support without environmental degredation.
    • Malthus believed that the number of population would increase faster than food supply.
    • Malthus agreed that Positive and Preventative checks where possible solutions to hold populations in resource limits
  • This theory didn't take into account how far countries could develop.
    • Malthus' Theory
      • Malthus believed that if the population increased rapidly and too much stress was placed on the carrying capacity of the planet then a malthusian catastrophe would occur.
      • Malthus criticized  the Poor Laws and Corn Laws because he though they would encourage domestic production and so promote long term benefits.
      • Theory developed in the 18th century.
      • Carrying capacity is the number of living organisms, people or crops that a region can support without environmental degredation.
      • Malthus believed that the number of population would increase faster than food supply.
      • Malthus agreed that Positive and Preventative checks where possible solutions to hold populations in resource limits
  • This theory is applicable to Bangladesh as they are overpopulated and government intervention is not adequate in coping with the lack of resources.

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