The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

Question

Why did Malthus believe that catastrophic events like famines and epidemics that cause mass deaths were inevitable?

Answer

Malthus believes that agricultural production increases in directly proportional while population rises in inversely proportional or geometric progressive pace hence, population control is only measure to attain prosperity. Human Beings are generally find them unable to are positive checks or natural procces of population control that maintain the balance between availability of food and its consumers. In brief, he refers positive checks as famines and diseases. These checks increase the death rate and thus, remove imbalance between food supply and increasing population.

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