Volume 21 - Article 29 | Pages 879-884

Survival as a Function of Life Expectancy

By Maxim Finkelstein, James W. Vaupel

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Date received:21 Oct 2009
Date published:11 Dec 2009
Word count:976
Keywords:force of mortality, life expectancy, life table, stationary population, survival function
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2009.21.29
Weblink:All publications in the ongoing Special Collection 8 "Formal Relationships" can be found at http://www.demographic-research.org/special/8/
 

Abstract

It is well known that life expectancy can be expressed as an integral of the survival curve. The reverse - that the survival function can be expressed as an integral of life expectancy - is also true.

Author's Affiliation

Maxim Finkelstein - University of the Free State, South Africa [Email]
James W. Vaupel - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany [Email]

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