Malthusian Population Oscillations
AbstractUsual Malthusian population models conform to Malthus's summary statement but not to the full argument developed in his extensive historical survey. This expanded model includes oscillations in population growth, interdep endency between the preventive and positive checks and other factors. The model's parameters, estimated using the recently published Wrigl ey and Schofield English population data, support Malthus. The model, which yields oscillations in both population growth rates and real w ages, should prove to be a useful tool with which to explore England' s economic-demographic history. Moreover, studies in the history of t hought should be enriched by integrating his population and economic theories. Copyright 1987 by Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 97 (1987)
Issue (Month): 387 (September)
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