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Population Growth and Agrarian Change : An Historical Perspective - D. B. Grigg

Population Growth and Agrarian Change

An Historical Perspective

Paperback Published: 16th February 1981
ISBN: 9780521296359
Number Of Pages: 356

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Since the 1950s much attention has been paid to the effect of rapid population growth on the rural societies of the Third World. Yet it is often forgotten that Europe faced similar problems in the past. This book, first published in 1980, suggests some ways of looking at the interrelationships between population growth and agrarian change, and uses these approaches to consider the demographic and agrarian problems of various parts of Europe in the past - in the fourteenth century, the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and in the early nineteenth century. These places are then compared with rural societies in the developing world at the present time.

Introduction
Methodology
Overpopulation: definition and measurement
The symptoms of overpopulation in agrarian communities
The possibilities of increased output in pre-industrial societies
Demographic adjustments to population growth
Malthus Justified
European population in the long run
Western Europe in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries: a case of overpopulation?
England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Ireland: the great tragedy
Interim conclusions
Malthus Refuted
Holland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Breaking out: England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Scandinavia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Coda to part three
Malthus Returns?
The developing countries today: the demographic response
The developing countries today: the production response
Conclusions
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521296359
ISBN-10: 0521296358
Series: Cambridge Geographical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 16th February 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52