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Optimistic View BOSERUP
· Technology would increase to feed an ever growing
population
· Pop. Explosion in 18th century coincided with
agricultural and industrial revolution
· Green revolution in India to deal with pop. increase
· NESCESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
· LIMITATIONS: Assumes no migration occurs, but it
does and can ease population pressure
· Overpopulation leads to overfarming, degrading
land and possibly desertification
· Technological change cant deal with excessive pop.…read more

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BOSERUP CASE STUDY - MAURITIUS
· Population rose fast and put strain on economy and
resources but didn't undergo a population check as
suggested by Malthus.
· Instead the government intervened
· It introduced a family planning programme to lower
the rising BR and improve status of women
· Early marriages restricted and improving healthcare
to improve standard of living and lower the BR
· Emigration encouraged to ease resource pressure
· Resulted in smaller families, later marriages, more
women in jobs and a rising GDP.…read more

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