Population Growth During The Industrial Revolution Notes
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Supervision 1: Population Growth and Agriculture during the
Industrial Revolution British Economic History, Paper 5, Part I Essay 1 What conclusions can we draw from British demographic behaviour during the
Industrial Revolution concerning the relationship between population and
The Industrial Revolution in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth century have
seen an unprecedented change in the British economy: Britain was transformed
from an agrarian, backward country at the European periphery to the most
developed state in the world, being the centre of an empire spanning half of our
planet. At the same time, we can observe an enormous rise in the population in
Britain. In the time period 1701 - 1841, the British population rose from 5.2 to 14.9
million, which is an increase of 187%, never seen in British history before and by
far more than its European counterparts at that time
. So why did population
growth take off after centuries of stagnation or even falling population numbers
and what were its components? And how do the rise in population and economic
growth during the Industrial Revolution relate to each other?
When Thomas Malthus published his "Essay on the principle of population" in
1798, he gained much attention for his pessimistic theories. Malthus assumed that
the population in a country, if unchecked, grows at a geometric rate, whereas
agricultural production can only increase at an arithmetic rate. As the food supply
can not keep pace with the exponential population growth, famines and a life just
above subsistence level would be inevitable. But at that time, the British population
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