The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure


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Author: Boserup, Ester (1910-1999)

Publisher: Aldine Publishing

Pub Date: 1973 (6th printing)

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s stamp on front pastedown.  A couple of pencil markings (p. 36, rear end paper).  Sun-fading to spine.  Without dust jacket.  Some edge and corner wear.

Notes: Boserup’s theory–population change drives agricultural change/intensification (that’s a really simplistic explanation)–was first enumerated in this book, in the first edition of 1965.  “…the growth of population as the autonomous factor making for a steady intensification in agriculture, which in turn brings a whole host of economic and sociological changes in its train.” (from the Foreword)


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