Chapter 2. Actuarial Aspects of Human Lifespans

  1. G. E. W. Wolstenholme O.B.E., M.A., M.B., M.R.C.P. and
  2. Maeve O'Conner B.A.
  1. B. Benjamin

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470715253.ch2

Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Lifespan of Animals (Colloquia on Ageing), Volume 5

Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Lifespan of Animals (Colloquia on Ageing), Volume 5

How to Cite

Benjamin, B. (2008) Actuarial Aspects of Human Lifespans, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - The Lifespan of Animals (Colloquia on Ageing), Volume 5 (eds G. E. W. Wolstenholme and M. O'Conner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470715253.ch2

Author Information

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1959

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714775

Online ISBN: 9780470715253

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Keywords:

  • actuaries;
  • gompertz curve;
  • mortality;
  • infancy;
  • natural lifespan

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Earlier Approach

  • The Present Approach

  • The Data Used

  • The Results

  • Comparison between Men and Women

  • Other Aspects for Examination

  • The Limitations of the Life-Table

  • Accuracy of Age at Death

  • Discussion

  • Summary

  • References

  • Discussion