Best-practice life expectancy: An extreme value approach

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Anthony Medford;
  • Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Journal: Demographic Research,volume 36,pages989-1,014 (issn: 1435-9871)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.34
  • Subject: life expectancy | projecting best-practice life expectancy | generalised extreme value distribution | innovations process | HB848-3697 | Demography. Population. Vital events | best-practice life expectancy | extreme value theory

<b>Background</b>: Whereas the rise in human life expectancy has been extensively studied, the evolution of maximum life expectancies, i.e., the rise in best-practice life expectancy in a group of populations, has not been examined to the same extent. The linear rise in... View more
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