Date of Award




Degree Name

Master of Arts



Chief Instructor

Frank H. Hankins


qualitative, population


Historically the study of population shows three successive stages: the economical, the biological and the eugenic . Thomas Robert Malthus represents the first, Herbert Spencer, the second, and Sir Francis Galton , the third. In the light of modern sociology, an inquiry into the problem of population is, therefore, a three-fold process; it is concerned with the qualitative changes of population as well as the quantitative changes and the relation between the quantitative changes and the production of food . It is the first aspect that we propose to examine in this thesis. We shall see how individuals differ from each other , what are the causes of individual differences , and through these differences how the qualitative changes of population take place; and finally how these changes affect the established condition of society.

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