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Population and Health Studies
(4,644 words)

Population emerged as a field of study in response to the formulation of “population growth” as an alarming and dangerous phenomenon. Malthus in his seminal essay of 1789 had warned of the environmental, economic, and social time bomb engendered by unbridled population growth. This fear of the exponential increase of human populations stripping the …

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Sholkamy, Hania, “Population and Health Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0060>
First published online: 2009

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