Adapting to Population Growth: The Evolutionary Alternative to Malthus

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Axel Kristinsson; Árni Daníel Júlíusson;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: issn: 2373-7530, eissn: 2373-7530
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.21237/C7clio7130171
  • Subject: HC10-1085 | Economic history and conditions | Iceland | Rapa Nui | History | History (General) | Tiwanaku | Population growth | Göbekli Tepe | Farming | D1-2009 | Boserup | Cultural evolution | Malthus

A long-standing debate on the dynamics of population growth in human history has become polarized between a Malthusian stance and a Boserupian one. The former tends to view population growth as limited by carrying capacity, dependent on environment and technology, where... View more
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