Malthus' Theory of Population Growth. History - Thomas Malthus. Malthus vs Boserup. Holly Story sizes up two theories of population growth Humans, like members of all populations of plants and animals, are in competition with one another for the Earth’s resources.
The global human population is growing at a rate of around 1.2 per cent per year, and as it does the competition for resources increases. One of those resources is food. In high-income countries food supply is relatively secure; Britain has not experienced a widespread food shortage since the Second World War. GCSE Bitesize: Theories of resource consumption. GCSE Bitesize: The demographic transition model. GCSE Bitesize: Population structure and population pyramids. GCSE Bitesize - Population.