Malthusian


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Malthusian

of or relating to the theory of the English economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766--1834) stating that increases in population tend to exceed increases in the means of subsistence and that therefore sexual restraint should be exercised
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Empirical research shows that the pre-industrial economy in England ceased to be Malthusian from the mid-17th century, when the preventive and positive checks were no longer apparent, and the system returned to Malthusian equilibrium very slowly.
Theories of Population," "The Geometric Ratio," "subsistence," "Supply" and "Demand"--all are keywords of Malthusian political economy, "geometric ratio" perhaps the most marked as a Malthusian phrase, designating the rate of increase of animal populations (destined to outstrip any increase in the vegetal kingdom, which according to Malthus would increase only along an "arithmetic ratio").
Still, many Americans have not yet gotten over their fear of a Malthusian dystopia--Rev.
Both Malthusian Population Model and Logistic Model can meet requirement of precision in predicting the population growth of Jilin province.
The Malthusian epoch is overwhelmingly explained by the positive interaction between population and income, the forces are mutually supporting.
During the Malthusian period, per capita RGDP and real wages were almost constant, and then after a transition period the economy evolved into a Solow industrialized economy where per capita RGDP and wages grow at the same rate as the rate of growth of TFP.
In fact, Malthus has been proved wrong, as there is no evidence, since the Industrial Revolution, of the binding constraints on economic expansion that we would expect in a Malthusian world.
He added that the aggregate figure and the growing population of the world continuously cause alarm in some circles and indeed the old Malthusian calculus continues to haunt us with questions like Will we outgrow our resource base?
He was a fan of classical economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), and quoted the Malthusian theory of population so often that he was actually known as Malthus on the campus.
The green revolution and technological progress have contributed to decisively overcome the Malthusian trap and to bring about an impressive demographic explosion.
You tackled the issues head on, allowing space for and shedding light on extremist positions and language (see, for example, "The Return of the Mad Malthusian Scaremongers" and "family planning budgets drop(ping) like a rock"), while allowing a more reasoned, rational and shared perspective to shine through.