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Population: Delusion and Reality

@article{Sen1994PopulationDA,
  title={Population: Delusion and Reality},
  author={Amartya Sen},
  journal={New York Review of Books},
  year={1994},
  volume={41}
}
  • Amartya Sen
  • Published 1994
  • Economics
  • New York Review of Books
  • Both Robert Malthus and Condorcet offer an analysis of the population problem. Malthusian overpopulation notions suggest a link with the modern "override" approach of shifting aid from development to family planning with legal and economic restrictions to ease the pressure of a high birth rate. Condorcets notions are more compatible with the modern "collaborative" approach of rational decision making by men and women with knowledge and a sense of personal security. The collaborative approach… CONTINUE READING
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