Mr. Samuel van Houten

Samuel van Houten The man who started the discussion on contraception in the Netherlands was the radical young lawyer and politician Mr. Samuel van Houten (1837-1930). Taking his inspiration from England he formulated an orthodox Malthusian programme. He is supposed to have coined the word "Nieuw-Malthusianisme", that gained currency as "Neo-Malthusianisme" to distinguish his acceptance of contraception from Malthus's own advocacy of late marriage.

Beschouwingen over de bevolkingsleer

Van Houten on demography

Besant, The Law of Population

Annie Besant on demography

Darwinisme en Nieuw-Malthusianisme

Van Houten on Darwinism

Moral physiology

Cover of Robert Dale Owen, Moral physiology

Fruits of Philosophy

Charles Knowlton, Fruits of Philosphy

The Elements of Social Science

Title page of The Elements of Social Science

Eléments de science sociale

Title page of Eléments de science sociale

De elementen der sociale wetenschap

Title page of De elementen der sociale wetenschap