Ester Boserup & Population Growth Theory: Biography & Comparisons


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Who was Ester Boserup?

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1. What is the basic premise of Malthusian population growth theory?

2. What does Ester Boserup claim about agricultural practices?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ester Boserup's theory about population growth is based on agriculture, supply and demand. Quiz questions focus on Boserupian ideas and how they differ from the Malthusian population growth theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Explain who Ester Boserup was
  • Name the main premise of Malthusian population growth theory
  • Describe Boserup's ideas about agriculture
  • Tell what Boserup believes about population outpacing food supply
  • Point out where Boserup's theory is usually applied

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - consult the knowledge you've gained about the Malthusian population growth theory
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about where the Boserupian theory is applied and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Boserupian and Malthusian ideas about population growth

Additional Learning

Study the lesson entitled Ester Boserup & Population Growth Theory: Biography & Comparisons to learn more about this subject. This lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Provide details about Boserup's education and professional achievements
  • Explain what slash and burn farming is
  • Describe how researchers and farmers utilize Boserup's ideas