Population Equilibrium in Primitive Societies

QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter 1997

Posted: 15 Oct 1997

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Luis Locay

University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics

Abstract

The aboriginal distribution of population in North America is found not to be positively related to the richness of the natural environment, contrary to the predictions of the Malthusian model, the dominant one in Anthropology. Great abundance of some resources can encourage nomadism or raise the productivity of women, two determinants of the cost of children, which I find are associated with lower aboriginal population density among a sample of tribes of North American Indians.

JEL Classification: J11, J13

Suggested Citation

Locay, Luis, Population Equilibrium in Primitive Societies. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=10826

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