Malthus, Thomas Robert
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Armitage, P. 2005. Malthus, Thomas Robert. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Malthus (1766–1834) is noted for the essay on population (1798) arguing that a population would tend to increase geometrically, whereas its means of subsistence would increase only linearly. He was a founder member of the Statistical Society of London (later Royal Statistical Society).
- population growth;