An Essay on the Principle of Population

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 172 σελίδες
As the world's population continues to grow at a frighteningly rapid rate, Malthus's classic warning against overpopulation gains increasing importance. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources, and argues that checks in the form of poverty, disease, and starvation are necessary to keep societies from moving beyond their means of subsistence. Malthus's simple but powerful argument was controversial in his time; today his name has become a byword for active concern about humankind's demographic and ecological prospects.

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Introduction
vii
Note on the Text
xxvi
Select Bibliography
xxvii
A Chronology of Thomas Robert Malthus
xxix
AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION
1
CHAPTER XVI
124
CHAPTER XVII
133
CHAPTER XVIII
141
CHAPTER XIX
150
Explanatory Notes
159
Index
169
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He is also the author of many articles on Malthus, the Poor Law, and the Welfare State. He is currently researching a book on Malthus and poverty.

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