Perspectives of Population Growth: Easterlin, Davis & Mill


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What is the premise of the Easterlin hypothesis?

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1. John Stuart Mill believed in the Malthusian theory, which focuses mainly on what population?

2. What did John Stuart Mill see as the solution to the poor living conditions of the working class?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Population growth is common in human history, and you can determine your comprehension of the discussion surrounding it with this worksheet and interactive quiz. Practice questions will inquire about Mill's contributions, population theories, and models of growth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be asked about:

  • Malthusian theory
  • Easterlin hypothesis
  • Mill's solution to poor living conditions
  • Demographic transition model
  • Zero population growth theory

Skills Practiced

This work provides a chance for students to use these skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the premise of the Easterlin hypothesis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Mathusian influence on Mill's thought in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the demographic transition model and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on these three contributors to population theory

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic by reviewing the supplementary lesson entitled Perspectives of Population Growth: Easterlin, Davis, & Mill. This lesson looks at the proceeding goals:

  • Explain Mill's ideas on population and how he was influenced by Malthusian theory
  • Understand the historical contributions of Davis, Easterlin, and Mill to population theory
  • Know how industrial factors are believed to affect population growth