Assignment 3 - Kayla Butler 203-706-009 Sociology 116...

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Kayla Butler 203-706-009 Sociology 116 Assignment 3 The interrelationships between population, economy, and technology have been long- standing topics of discussion amongst social scientists. Even though major theories about their relationship were established prior to the 19 th century, today, the concept of saturating world population is still common. Today, the world population is nearing 7 billion—a far cry from the nearly 1 billion when Malthus was writing. Nonetheless, it is interesting to compare the major theories of population growth and see how they apply to contemporary issues. Thomas Malthus’ theory of the interconnectedness of population and the economy was very different from those of his time. Through the use of empirical data, Malthus determined that there was a sort of interrelationship between population and technology. Basically, Malthus does not believe that the relationship between population and technology is one influencing the other. Instead, he believes that they influence each other equally. A major point that he makes is the
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