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Pretransitional population control and equilibrium

Caldwell, John; Caldwell, Bruce

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A persistent theme in much anthropological writing is the concept of the deliberate control of population numbers by hunter-gatherers as a means of achieving moderate family size, adequate nutrition, and constrained adult mortality. An analysis of the mix of theory and field evidence that led to this conclusion finds the case not proven. On the contrary, Malthusian constraints can operate, and probably did operate, to produce a hunter-gatherer society where most adults were reasonably robust...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71530
Source: Population Studies
DOI: 10.1080/0032472032000097100

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