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A Method for Construction of Life Table in Korea
Park, You-Sung; Kim, Seong-Yong;
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The life table is a statistical model for life expectancy and reflects mortality experiences exposed to a particular group of people. The following three issues are prerequisite for constructing the life table : a selection of how to estimate the death probability from observed death rates, a graduation method to smooth irregularity of the death probabilities, and an extension method of the death probabilities for oldest-old ages. To construct the life table that is fittest to Korean mortality experiences, we examine five estimation methods such as Chiang`s and Greville`s for the death probability, three graduation techniques including Beer`s and Greville`s formulae, and twelve mathematical functions for the extension of death probabilities for oldest-old ages. We also propose a method to resolve the cross-over problem arising from construction the life table.
Life table;death probability;smoothing;death rates at oldest-old age;
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