Economic, Social and Demographic Thought in the XIXth Century The Population Debate from Malthus to Marx

According to current understanding, Malthus was hostile to an excess of population because it caused social sufferings, while Marx was favourable to demographic growth in so far as a large proletariat was a factor aggravating the contradictions of capitalism. This is unfortunately an oversimplificat...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Charbit, Yves
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Population Controversy and Beyond
  • Population, Economic Growth and Religion: Malthus as a Populationist
  • From Malthusianism to Populationism: The French Liberal Economists (1840–1870)
  • The Malthusian Trap: The Failure of Proudhon
  • Capitalism and Population: Marx and Engels Against Malthus
  • Beneath Demographic Issues