Malthusianism

(noun) “[T]heory which asserts that population is controlled through positive checks (war, famine, disease) and preventative checks (measures to reduce fertility)” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Also called:
    • Malthus theorem
    • Malthus theory
    • Malthusian theory

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Demography and Population. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42935/1.5/).

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