Definition of Malthusian theory

1. Noun. Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence.

Exact synonyms: Malthusianism
Generic synonyms: Economic Theory

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Literary usage of Malthusian theory

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1. Economics: An Account of the Relations Between Private Property and Public by Arthur Twining Hadley (1896)
"Slavery — Property — Emancipation — The Persistence of Poverty—The Malthusian Theory—Poor Relief—Compulsory Insurance. For a fuller account of the ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"... for teaching reading and the shorthand alphabet were then exhibited. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. The following Papers were read:— 1. The malthusian theory. ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Henry Rogers Seager (1917)
"By this qualification the " malthusian theory " was changed from a pessimistic denial of the perfectibility of man to a reasoned appeal to men to substitute ..."

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