Malthus, Thomas R.


Malthus, Thomas R.
Economista británico, padre de la teoría del control de la natalidad. De forma elemental, partía de la constatación de que la población crece a ritmo geométrico y los alimentos sólo aritméticamente. Sólo el control de la natalidad sería capaz de corregir la pobreza y evitar los males de la superpoblación. Su doctrina la defienden muchos demógrafos y ecólogos. Hablando de la explosión demográfica y de la bomba de población sin embargo, la realidad no resulta tan sencilla. Nació en 1776 y murió en 1834. Su obra más conocida es: "Ensayo sobre el principio de la población".

Diccionario ecologico. . 2010.

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  • MALTHUS, THOMAS R. —    an English economist, born near Dorking, in Surrey; is famous as the author of an Essay on the Principle of Population, of which the first edition appeared in 1798, and the final, greatly enlarged, in 1803; the publication provoked much… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — born Feb. 14/17, 1766, Rookery, near Dorking, Surrey, Eng. died Dec. 23, 1834, St. Catherine, near Bath, Somerset British economist and demographer. Born into a prosperous family, he studied at the University of Cambridge and was elected a fellow …   Universalium

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — (1766–1834)    An Anglican clergyman, prominent political economist, and author of the doctrine that constricted food supplies must determine economic life. He had an unconventional education, for a clergyman, at a dissenting academy, and then at …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — (1766 1834) An early political economist whose Essay on Population, first published in 1798 and frequently revised, had an enormous impact on theories of population. Malthus s father, a liberal English landowner and a friend of Rousseau ,… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — (1766–1834) English social theorist. Although belonging principally to the history of science, Malthus s Essay on Populations (1798) was philosophically influential in undermining the Enlightenment belief in unlimited possibilities of human… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert —   in geography, renowned for his theory of population as it relates to resources. Based on the principles that food production increases at an arithmetic rate, whereas population increases at an exponential rate, Malthus stated that population… …   Geography glossary

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — ► (1766 1834) Economista británico. Su principal estudio es el Ensayo sobre los principios de la población (1798), en el que afirmaba que la población tiende a crecer en progresión geométrica, mientras que los alimentos solo aumentan en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Malthus,Thomas Robert — Mal·thus (mălʹthəs), Thomas Robert. 1766 1834. British economist who wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), arguing that population tends to increase faster than food supply, with inevitably disastrous results, unless the increase… …   Universalium

  • MALTHUS, Thomas Robert — (1766 1834)    English economist and Curate at Albury, Surrey (1798). Aroused controversy by the argument he put forth in his book An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), in which he predicted inevitable famine …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert — (1766 1834)    Economist, s. of a landed proprietor, was b. near Dorking, and ed.. at Jesus Coll., Camb., of which he became a Fellow. Taking orders he became incumbent of Albury, Essex. He travelled much on the continent, collecting information… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature


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