Malthus

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  • Thomas Malthus (1766-1834)
    • Population grew exponentially (doubled at each stage)
    • Food production grew arithmetically (adding one at each stage)
    • population would outgrow food supply, then decrease due to starvation.
    • Natural checks were used to reduce population. They were split into two catorgries.
      • Positive checks reduce population E.G. famine or deaths
      • Negative checks limit population growth E.G. postponing marrage

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