Discussing the Strehler-Mildvan model of mortality
Half 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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- David Steinsaltz & Kenneth Wachter, 2006. "Understanding Mortality Rate Deceleration and Heterogeneity," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 19-37.
- Hui Zheng & Yang Yang & Kenneth Land, 2011. "Heterogeneity in the Strehler-Mildvan General Theory of Mortality and Aging," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 48(1), pages 267-290, February.
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