WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, February 17th. This month — and some sources cite this date — is the 251st anniversary of the 1766 birth of Thomas Malthus in Dorking, England. Given that birthplace, he perhaps naturally became an economist, demographer and statistician. He's remembered for "The Principle of Population," a 1798 essay foretelling widespread famine caused by population growth far outstripping the food supply. While the forecast remains unrealized, his theory of demand-supply mismatches was a precursor to later theories about the cause of the Great Depression. When Malthus wrote his essay, the world population was just about 1 billion. Currently, the global population is closing in on 7.4 billion people. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Biography/accessed 12/8/2016: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Thomas_Robert_Malthus
Population essay and birthdate uncertainty/accessed 12/8/2016: http://geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/malthus.htm
World population timeline: http://www.census.gov/population/international/files/wp02/wp-02003.pdf
World population: http://www.census.gov/popclock/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-for-february-17-thomas-malthus-300406120.html
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau