Unformatted text preview: Mathus's general idea is simple, ". ..the power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man." Mathus felt that human population growth always tended to be faster than the growth of the food supply. Mathus checks on Population Positive checks function to control the population by eliminating existing people by raising the death rate. 1. Hunger (Death by Starvation) 2. War. 3. Disease Preventative checks funtion to control the population by preveting growth by slowing or lowering the birth rate. 1. Deferred Marriage 2Cibacy (Abstaining from Sexual intercourse)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10