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From Malthus to the Club of Rome and Back : Problems of Limits to Growth, Population Control and Migrations - Paul Neurath

From Malthus to the Club of Rome and Back

Problems of Limits to Growth, Population Control and Migrations

Paperback Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9781563244087
Number Of Pages: 216
For Ages: 18 years old

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This collection of articles on population growth spans 20 years of the author's thinking and research on a wide range of issues. The book opens with a presentation of the early history of demography before Thomas Malthus wrote his essay on the principles of population (1798) that marked the beginnings of modern demography as a science. The author follows up with a chapter on the estimates made at various times in the past hundred years about the maximum number of people who could live on earth. Four papers deal with the debates about global models of population growth and the limits to growth. Sharp swings in population policy in China from the Communist Revolution under Mao in 1949 to the one child-per-family rule in 1979 are also considered. Another chapter compares population policy in Japan, China and India. A chapter is devoted to the role of oil and the soaring price of this basic input into agriculture as a constraint on food production and, as a result, on population growth. A closing chapter considers the great migrations of the 19th and 20th centuries, including the transatlantic and transpacific movements, the mass migrations after World Wars I and II, and those of recent decades.
This book will interest scholars and students in economics and other social sciences dealing with the issues of demography, population growth, and economic development.

The Early History of Demography before Malthusp. 3
How Many People Could Live on This Earth? Changes of an Argumentp. 39
The "Limits to Growth" Debate: From Malthus to the "Club of Rome" and Backp. 58
Models of the World's Problems and Problems with the World Modelsp. 92
Comments at the 6th Global Modeling Conference, Vienna-Laxenburg, 1978p. 126
On a Contradiction within the Bariloche Model (It computes for the people of Asia more years of average life expectancy than food on which to live that long)p. 130
The Price and Availability of Oil and the Food Situation of the Third Worldp. 145
Chinese Population Policy from 1949 to 1984p. 155
Population Policies in Japan, China, and India: A Comparison of Problems and of Measures Takenp. 181
The Great Migrations of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuryp. 195
Indexp. 219
About the Authorp. 227
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ISBN: 9781563244087
ISBN-10: 156324408X
Series: Columbia University Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 31st October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38