Discussing the Strehler-Mildvan model of mortality
AbstractHalf a century ago Strehler and Mildvan (1960) have published the seminal paper that, based on some assumptions (postulates), theoretically â€˜justifiedâ€™ the Gompertz law of mortality. It also defined the, so called, Srehler-Mildvan correlation between the parameters of the Gompertz curve, which was observed in a number of empirical studies. In this note, we discuss the assumptions and limitations of the model and also consider some modifications.
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Volume (Year): 26 (2012)
Issue (Month): 9 (March)
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force of mortality; Gompertz law; proportional hazards; Strehler-Mildvan correlation; vitality;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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