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Does the risk of death continue to rise among supercentenarians?

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A study published in the Society of Actuaries’ 2017 Living to 100 Monograph suggests, in contrast to previous research, that the risk of death after age 110 years increases with age. By fitting a Gompertz model to estimated central death rates for the oldest old, the authors challenge existing theory and empirical research indicating a deceleration of mortality at older ages and the emergence of a plateau. We argue that their results are inconclusive for three reasons: (1) the data selection ...

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10.1007/978-3-030-49970-9_4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Springer Publisher's website
Pages:
37-48
Series:
Demographic Research Monographs
Host title:
Exceptional Lifespans
Chapter number:
4
Publication date:
2020-12-10
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9783030499709
EISSN:
2197-9286
ISSN:
1613-5520
ISBN-10:
3030499693
ISBN-13:
9783030499693
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English
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1149153
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pubs:1149153
Deposit date:
2020-12-14

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