1st Edition

Population Growth and Levels of Consumption With Special Reference to Countries in Asia

By Belshaw Horace Copyright 1956

    Originally published in 1956, this book considers the practical problems of economic development in countries in which the prevailing outlook and a recent or probable increase in population growth make it difficult to escape from a ‘Malthusian situation.’ This book develops a valuable analytical apparatus with which it then examines the problems of capital formation, investment, economies of scale and the effective supply of labour, all in relation to population growth. Social, institutional and cultural factors are integrated with the economic.



    Horace Belshaw was Professor of Economics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

    ‘…a careful and well-written consideration of the development problem in the heavily populated agrarian economies of Asia that puts the population aspect in its proper perspective.’ Harvey Leibenstein, Journal of Political Economy, Vol 66, No. 1

    ‘This book is a most valuable contribution…’ Q. M. Fareed, Pakistan Horizon Vol 9, No. 3