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One must seek to make generalisations, for this was in the nature of all scientific thought. He agreed, however, that there were higher and lower levels of ambition, and perhaps one must settle for something less global. He was also grateful to Professor Bourcier de Carbon for reminding the 26 Summary Record of Discussion conference of Pareto's thinking and putting it in the general framework of sociological thought. He did not disagree with what Professor Bourcier de Carbon had said, and the aim of his paper had been to provoke.
One model integrated the population variant into a scheme of economic growth. Should it not include an adequate variant of a family type? For example, was not the demographic effect more considerable, when viewed through the pressures of children in the family framework, than hypothetical economics suggested? In a nutshell, today's models in population studies and economic growth turned out to have adopted the assumption implicit in the quantitative and qualitative permanence ofthe family pattern, both socially and economically.
It should however be remembered, even if the list is by no means Guillaumont- The Optimum Rate of Population Growth 33 complete, that there have been a number both of earlier and of more recent contributions to the subject, all of them rather scattered. (a) The shift from static analysis to that of the optimum rate of population growth. Whilst today the division between static and dynamic analysis is clear, it appears much less so when one studies early authors who examined the problem of the optimum population.
Economic Factors in Population Growth: Proceedings of a Conference held by the International Economic Association at Valescure, France by Ansley J. Coale (eds.)