An Essay on the Principles of Population

Title

An Essay on the Principles of Population

Subject

The struggle for survival in human populations.

Description

This manuscript outlined the difference in growth rates between human populations and agricultural production, stating that human populations increased exponentially while agricultural production followed an arithmetic growth rate, implying that agricultural production could not sustain the projected human growth identifying a struggle for survival within human populations.

Creator

Thomas Malthus

Date

1798

Source

Toronto University Library

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Citation

Thomas Malthus, “An Essay on the Principles of Population,” Digital Exhibits, accessed April 23, 2021, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/1536.

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