Problem

Malthusianism

Nature:

British economist Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) developed theories of population growth which held that if unchecked, human population will rapidly outstrip the resources capable of sustaining it. This way of thinking relies heavily on statistical projections of past trends, disallowing the propensity of human groups to rapidly change.

Background:

The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man (Malthus).

Subject(s):
Sociology Population
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
16.01.2018 – 20:35 CET