What is the Malthusian theory?


Updated: 2nd October 2019

: of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that population tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or by disease, famine, war, or other disaster widespread poverty and degradation inevitably result.

Also, what is the Malthusian formula?

The so-called Malthusian equation is an antiquated term for the equation. describing exponential growth. The constant is sometimes called the Malthusian parameter. The term itself refers to the influential work of Thomas Malthus in which the growth of the human population is speculated to be exponential.

What is the Malthusian problem?

A Malthusian catastrophe (also known as Malthusian check or Malthusian spectre) is a prediction of a forced return to subsistence-level conditions once population growth has outpaced agricultural production - that there will be too many people and not enough food.

What is Malthusian trap theory?

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. It remains to be seen if a GM Revolution will put Malthus' theory to bed once and for all.
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