By Thomas Malthus
Malthus's Essay seems on the perennial tendency of people to outstrip their assets: copy continuously exceeds foodstuff construction. this day Malthus is still a byword for quandary approximately man's demographic and ecological clients.
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1, 2 The responsibility for family caring and maintenance (beyond income) in Group 2 countries falls almost exclusively upon women, that is, the male-breadwinner model of the family remains largely intact. Because women are expected to provide caring and maintenance work, in Group 2 countries, the service and public sectors are generally smaller than in Group 1 countries (Bettio and Villa 1998). In Group 1 countries, these are the sectors that are more likely to employ women and to have family friendly work environments.
Why do advanced Asian societies have the lowest fertility rates in the world? The explanations of very low fertility that I have provided above are based largely on research in European contexts and not so much in Asian contexts. Thus there is some possibility that explanations of very low fertility in advanced Asian contexts may be different. If the explanations that I have provided are applicable to Asian advanced societies then we would expect that: •• The incoherence between gender equity in individually oriented institutions and family oriented institutions would be very large in these societies.
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An Essay on the Principle of Population (Oxford World's Classics) by Thomas Malthus