Rejoinder to discussion of the paper “Human life is unlimited—but short”
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What can be learned from data about human survival at extreme age? In this rejoinder we give our views on some of the issues raised in the discussion of our paper Rootzén and Zholud (Extremes 20(4), 713–728, 2017).
KeywordsExtreme human life lengths Supercentenarians Jeanne Calment Truncation Censoring Limit for human lifespan Age-biased sampling Generalized Pareto distribution
AMS 2000 Subject Classifications62P10 62N01
We thank Anthony Davison, Thomas Mikosch, and Chen Zhou for helpful comments. Research supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, grant KAW 2012.0067.
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