An optimum in biology is the most favorable environment for growth and reproduction of an organism in respect to the amount of heat, light, moisture, food, etc, available. Optimum population refers to the size of a population that produces the best results according to chosen end targets one text from 1926 presented a single end target as being the largest per capita income of consumers' goods possible under the given conditions.
There was a period of enthusiasm for the concept of an optimum population in the early decades of the twentieth century, starting with english economist edwin cannan (1861–1935), which dissipated as its difficulties became apparent. A study in optimum population for the united states, population bulletin, july 1940 4 burch, g i: the birth rate as a measure of national vitality, population bulletin, april 1940 1990-2016 health care spending in the us and other high-income countries income and life expectancy in the us jnc 8 guideline for management of high blood. Optimum population is that population which secures the maximum real income per head population by countries rank country / territory population date of estimate % of world population source. What is the optimal population growth rate for a developed country update cancel how does india's growth rate of population compare to that of other countries at this point in time, an optimal population growth rate for developed countries would be 0. Recent studies of diet, of land that can be safely cultivated and of this country’s capacity to produce and consume have thrown new light on the subject of optimum population for the united states.
Low income countries have a typical footprint of 10 gha/cap but the average for high income countries is 61, of which the uk is typical at 612, ie the world population of 68 billion would need 34 planet earths to achieve typical uk living standards.
Countries in the world by population (2018) this list includes both countries and dependent territoriesdata based on the latest united nations population division estimates click on the name of the country or dependency for current estimates (live population clock), historical data, and projected figures. The geographical location of countries deemed overpopulated is interesting -- there are nine middle eastern countries in the top 20, and eight european despite popular perceptions of china and india, these countries come in much lower, at 29th and 33rd, respectively this shows, again, that population size or density is not the key measure.
Countries with optimum population for the population explosion in developing countries during the last forty years in what sense is rapid population growth a problem’ population growth is a necessary phenomenon for growth and security in the any world economy. The optimum theory of population is superior to the malthusian theory on the following grounds: (1) the malthusian law is a general study of the population problem because it is applicable to all countries irrespective of their economic conditions.