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Exercise 2.4
(a) To show S0 is a legitimate survival function, we show 3 conditions:
(i) S0 (0) = 1: trivial
(ii) lim S0 (x) = 0: Since all parameters A, B , C and D are all positive, then the term
x
Ax + 1 Bx
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Exercise 2.3
We are given
(100 x)1/2
1
100 x =
, for 0 x 100.
10
10
The probability that a newborn will die between ages 19 and 36 is given by
S0 (x) =
19|17 q0
= Pr[19 < T0 36] = S0 (19) S0 (36)
=
Prepared by
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Exercise 2.2
(a) The implied limiting age is the solution to G( ) = 0 which leads us to
18000 110 2 = ( 90)( + 200) = 0.
Thus, = 90 since the limiting age cannot be negative.
(b) For G to be a legitimate survi
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Exercise 2.1
(a) The probability that a newborn life dies before age 60 is given by
Pr[T0 60] = F0 (60) = 1 (1 60/105)1/5 = 1 (45/105)1/5 = 1 (3/7)1/5 = 0.1558791.
(b) The probability that (30) survives to at
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Exercise 2.5
Clearly, F0 (t) is the cdf of an Exponential with mean 1/. So T0 has an Exponential distribution.
(a) Since S0 (t) = et , we have
Sx (t) =
e(x+t)
S0 (x + t)
=
= et .
S0 (x)
ex
Thus, we see that Tx
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Exercise 2.11
(a) It is not dicult to show that under Makehams law, we have
x
(A + Bcz )dz
S0 (x) = exp
= exp Ax +
0
B
(cx 1)
log(c)
.
It follows therefore that
tpx
= Sx (t) =
S0 (x + t)
S0 (x)
exp A(x + t) +
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Chapter summary
Chapter summary
What is a life table?
also called a mortality table
tabulation of basic mortality functions
deriv
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An introduction
An introduction
Central theme: to quantify the value today of a (random) amount to
be paid at a random time in the future.
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Exercise 3.9
(a) Let the constant force between ages [x + k, x + k + 1] be denoted by +k so that
x
px+k = ex+k ,
from which it follows that +k = log px+k . Therefore, we have
x
Pr[Rx s, Kx = k ]
Pr[k < Tx k +
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Exercise 3.8
(a) Starting with p =
x
x+1 / x ,
we note that
x
Because
25
= 98363 =
26 ,
24
Starting with px]+2 =
[
x+1
p
x
=
=
22
x+3 / [x]+2 ,
x+3
px]+2
[
[x]+2
=
x+2 .
[21]+2
[x]+2 / [x]+1 ,
=
[20]+1
=
19
Fi
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Exercise 3.2
When
x s
are given, it is better to use the direct linear interpolation formula for UDD
= (1 t)
x+t
x
+t
x+1
and the direct exponential interpolation formula for constant force
x+t
=
1t
x
t
x+1 .
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Exercise 3.1
The gures below are based on the US Life Table, 2004 prepared by the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). The table typies pattern of human population mortality.
0.1
0.01
0.001
100
90
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Exercise 2.15
(a) We know that
spx ds
x =
e
=
0
0
S0 (x + s)
1
ds =
S0 (x)
S0 (x)
S0 (x + s)ds.
0
Using a change of variable of integration t = x + s, we nd that
x =
e
1
S0 (x)
S0 (x + t)dt =
0
1
S0 (x)
S0 (t)
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Exercise 2.14
(a) Starting with
x =
e
1
tpx dt =
0
0
1+
tpx dt +
px t1px+1 dt
tpx dt = 1 +
1
1
1+
tpx dt
1
t1px+1 dt
spx+1 ds
=1+
0
1
= 1 + x+1
e
The inequalities hold because we know that tpx 1 for all x an
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Exercise 2.13
(a) We are given = 2x where refers to smokers and unstarred, non-smokers. It is easy
x
to verify that
t
tpx
t
+s ds
x
= exp
= exp 2
0
2
t
x+s ds
= exp
0
x+s ds
= ( tpx )2 .
0
Note that because
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Exercise 2.12
(a) For Makehams law, it can easily be veried that
px = exp A +
Bx
c (c 1)
log(c)
.
The following R code produces a table of px for x = 0 to x = 130:
A <- .0001
B <- .00035
c <- 1.075
px <- funct
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