Bias in graduated life table functions

J. H. Pollard*

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Abstract

Survival proportions and expectations of life estimated directly from observed crude mortality rates are usually unbiased. Estimates of survival proportions and expectations of life obtained from graduated mortality rates at individual ages tend to be positively biased, although the actual bias is small for reasonably large experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalDemography
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1979

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