Why Don't We Live Forever?


Authors: 
Ruma Falk
Volume: 
31(3)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2009
Publisher: 
Teaching Statistics
URL: 
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122544457/abstract
Abstract: 

The older one gets, the more one's life expectancy exceeds the population's given expectancy (at birth). Yet longevity is finite. This apparent paradox is analysed probabilistically with reference to empirical demographic data.

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