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Population - Population Malthus Theory 1. population is...

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Population Malthus’ Theory 1. population is necessarily limited by the means of subsistence (food) 2. population invariably increases where “food” increases, unless prevented by some very powerful and obvious checks 3. these checks, and the checks which repress the superior power of population, and keep its effects on a level with the food are all resolvable in moral restraint, vice and misery a. What is a preventive check (moral restraint)? Anything that reduces the birth rate b. What is a positive check? Anything that increases the death rate c. What are the 2 main empirical criticisms of Malthus’s theory i. Overestimated birth rate ii. Underestimated rate of food availability iii. Underestimated technological advance The push-pull Hypothesis: mass movement of people The major migrations of people are due primarily to the combined effect of the push of unfavorable economic conditions in the area of origin and the pull of favorable economic conditions in the area of destination
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