An Essay on the Principle of Population

An Essay on the Principle of Population Author Thomas Malthus
File size 14017KB
Year 1798
Pages 145
Language English
File format PDF
Category Military

Book Description:

First published anonymously in 1798, this book predicted a grim future, as population increased. While it was not the first book on population, it was revised for over 28 years and has been acknowledged as the most influential work of its era. A key portion of the book was dedicated to what is now known as Malthus' Iron Law of Population. This theory suggested that growing population rates would contribute to a rising supply of labour that would inevitably lower wages. In essence, Malthus feared that continued population growth would lend itself to poverty and famine.


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