Theory of Population

Theory of Population




TOPIC: THEORY OF POPULATION (A case study of Nigeria)

Teacher’s Name: Mr Aduba And Uncle Dele

* A review of the Theory of population, show casing Nigeria perspective.
* Introduction
* Population
* Nigeria Population
* A review of Malthusian theory of population, relating to the present state of population in Nigeria.
* Recommendation.

POPULATION - is the total number of people living within a definite geographical area, e.g Local government area, state, region, country, continent, world or any other convenient division.
THEORY OF POPULATION – Theory of population indicate ways in which it impacts on the economy of a country as well as on the overall welfare of its people, which connote an increase in a nation’s aggregate wealth fostered increases in population which views the following –
* Population size
* Environmental resources
* Age distributions
* Development of human capital.
A review of Malthusian theory of population
Malthusian Theory
Thomas Malthus was the first economist to declare a methodical doctrine of population in the year 1798. This theory was regarded a highly contentious since it had many incorrect senses with the economic changes that occurred in Europe in 19th and 20th century. Let us see what Malthusian Theory had to say.

Malthus appalled against the existing sanguinity shared by his father and Godwin that an ideal state could be accomplished if human fetters could be isolated. Malthus hostility was that the heaviness of mounting population on the food supply would devastate perfection and there would be depression in the world. Malthus was relentlessly censured for his cynical outlook which directed him to trek on the continent of Europe to congregate statistics in sustaining his hypothesis.

Malthusian Theory elucidates the affiliation amidst the growth in food supply and in...

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