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Assignment #8 Please read your textbook and case study #6 to answer these questions. 1. What is the Malthusian population trap? The Malthusian Trap is the theory that, as population growth is ahead of agricultural growth, there must be a stage at which the food supply is inadequate for feeding the population. 2. Multiple choice The Malthusian population trap model has been criticized on the grounds that it a. ignores the role of technological progress. b. assumes that population growth is primarily determined by individual choice over the number of children to have. 3. Multiple choice Which of the following would most likely reduce the birthrate? a. public health improvements b. an increase in child mortality c. a decline in the availability of secondary education d. a reduction in the opportunity cost of a woman’s time 4. What is expected to happen in Asia and Pacific region between 2010 and 2050 in terms of share of world population?

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