I feel it might be a great advantage to give players the option to limit population, at least untill population limiting implements are in place, such as disease and even war.
Hunter-Gatherers had to be careful with birthing unlimited amounts of children, due to limited amounts of food, even with migration. It was only when we learned Agriculture that larger populations could be sustained.
Disease and Injuries due to social and geographical environments is not avail in AC at the moment.
Given, a lot of children never made their 1st Birthday back then, let alone adulthood, however, we do not have that currently in AC unless we starve them to death.
Is this something that might come down the line?