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Population Growth and Agricultural Change in Pre-Industrial Societies (Cambridge Geographical Studies)

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human geography,
  • Agriculture (Specific Aspects),
  • Social Science / Human Geography,
  • Population Geography,
  • Developing countries,
  • Agriculture,
  • Economic aspects,
  • History,
  • Population

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7733649M
ISBN 100521227607
ISBN 109780521227605

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The book does not discuss in depth any specific historical event, and quotations of historical works are rather rare. It nevertheless is one of the most widely quoted works in economic history. Usually, it is labeled as “anti-Malthusian” and encapsulated with a sentence such as “population growth causes agricultural growth.”. In stage 1, pre-industrial society, death rates and birth rates are high and roughly in balance, and population growth is typically very slow and constrained by the available food supply. In stage 2, that of a developing country, the death rates drop rapidly due to improvements in food supply and sanitation, which increase life spans and reduce. Since the s 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 , suggests some ways of looking at the interrelationships between population growth and agrarian change, and uses these approaches to consider the demographic. The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarin Change under Population Pressure “Bosserup’s theory derives agricultural development in many pre-industrial societies from population growth: “population growth is here regarded as the independent variable which in its turn is a major factor determining agricultural Format: Paperback.

Featuring comprehensive estimates of population, land use, agricultural production, industrial and service-sector production and GDP per capita, as well as analysis of their implications, this will be an essential reference for anyone interested in British economic history and the origins of modern economic growth more generally. Since the s 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 , suggests some ways of looking at the interrelationships Price: $ --Charles M. Elliott, The Economic History Review "Bosserup's theory derives agricultural development in many pre-industrial societies from population growth: "population growth is here regarded as the independent variable which in its turn is a major factor determining agricultural developments..".Author: Ester Boserup.   The Conditions of Agricultural Growth remains a breakthrough in the theory of agricultural development. "Bosserup's theory derives agricultural development in many pre-industrial societies from population growth: "population growth is here regarded as the independent variable which in its turn is a major factor determining agricultural 4/5(20).

  During the first Industrial Revolution, Britain experienced massive changes including scientific discoveries, expanding gross national product, new technologies, and architectural the same time, the population changed—it increased and became more urbanized, healthy, and educated. This nation was forever transformed for the better. Population growth makes urban civilization possible. The second book is highly interesting, and has many insightful passages. Yet it fails to reach the simple elegance of The Conditions of Agricultural Growth — that quality which makes this book really deserving of being added to this list of masterpieces. Pre-industrial society refers to social attributes and forms of political and cultural organization that were prevalent before the advent of the Industrial Revolution, which occurred from to Pre-industrial is a time before there were machines and tools to help perform tasks en masse. Pre-industrial civilization dates back to centuries ago, but the main era known as the pre. Suggested Citation: "9 Population Growth, Environmental Change, and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Growth in Agriculture." National Research Council. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / nance research, the research required to.