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Population sans immigration is falling because birth rates has been on a steady decline in the west since around 1880 (France even earlier). Again, hard to fit with resource constraints or Malthusian planning.

Oh, btw you asked earlier about typical children per women before industrialisation. Looking at Gapminder you have most nations between five and seven and all but two between four and eight.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Nov 7th, 2014 at 05:17:47 AM EST
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