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Malthus' preconditions to moral restraint and modern population economics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12280630     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The author examines the writings of Malthus and compares them with basic tenets of two modern economic approaches to fertility studies. It is suggested that "Leibenstein and Easterlin, on the one hand, base their arguments on the central role of aspirations and of relative income or status, whether it be that of the parents or of the friends and neighbors. We argue that aspirations and relative income effects are quite close to Malthus' ideas on 'forward looking' and self respect. The other modern economic approach to fertility studies, the Chicago school, is centered on the effect of human capital on consumption and fertility decisions, and we think that this idea was not too strange to Malthus when he emphasized foresight and the desire for knowledge." (SUMMARY IN FRE AND ITA)
Authors:
J Silber
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genus     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0016-6987     ISO Abbreviation:  Genus     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-10     Completed Date:  1988-03-10     Revised Date:  2002-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  17120050R     Medline TA:  Genus     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-21     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Behavior
Decision Making*
Demography
Economics*
Fertility*
Income*
Knowledge*
Models, Economic*
Models, Theoretical
Motivation*
Population
Population Dynamics*
Psychology
Research
Social Class*
Social Sciences
Socioeconomic Factors

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