The Life Table

  • Nathan Keyfitz
  • John A. Beekman
Part of the Problem Books in Mathematics book series (PBM)


A life table is a mathematical model which portrays
  1. (a)

    probabilities of dying at the several ages;

  2. (b)

    diminution of a cohort as it grows older;

  3. (c)

    a stationary population.



Life Table Crude Death Rate Standard Population Adjust Death Rate Central Death Rate 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Keyfitz
    • 1
  • John A. Beekman
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Population StudiesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesBall State UniversityMuncieUSA

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