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# Survival Models

Lecture: Weeks 1-3
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Chapter summary
Chapter summary
Survival models
Age-at-death random variable
Time-until-death random variables
Force of mortality (or hazard rate function)
Some parametric models
De Moivre’s (Uniform), Exponential, Weibull, Makeham, Gompertz
Generalization of De Moivre’s
Chapter 2 (Dickson, et al.)
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Age-at-death survival function
Age-at-death random variable
Denote by X the age-at-death random variable, assumed to be
continuous, non-negative
X is interpreted as the lifetime of a newborn (individual from birth)
Distribution of X is often described by its survival distribution
function (SDF) deﬁned by
S
0
(x) = Pr[X > x]
other term used: survival function; decumulative distribution function
Properties of the survival function:
S
0
(0) = 1: probability a newborn survives 0 years is 1.
S
0
(∞) = lim
x→∞
S
0
(x) = 0: all lives eventually die.
non-increasing function of x: not possible to have a higher probability
of surviving for a longer period.
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Age-at-death CDF and density
Cumulative distribution and density functions
Cumulative distribution function (CDF): F
0
(x) = Pr[X ≤ x]
nondecreasing; F
0
(0) = 0; and F
0
(∞) = 1.
Clearly we have: F
0
(x) = 1 −S
0
(x)
Density function: f
0
(x) =
dF
0
(x)
dx
= −
dS
0
(x)
dx
non-negative: f
0
(x) ≥ 0 for any x ≥ 0
in terms of CDF: F
0
(x) =
_
x
0
f
0
(z)dz
in terms of SDF: S
0
(x) =
_

x
f
0
(z)dz
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Age-at-death force of mortality
Force of mortality
Deﬁne the force of mortality for a newborn at age x as
µ
x
= lim
∆x→0
1
∆x
Pr[x < X ≤ x + ∆x|X > x]
= lim
∆x→0
F
0
(x + ∆x) −F
0
(x)
∆x[1 −F
0
(x)]
= lim
∆x→0
S
0
(x) −S
0
(x + ∆x)
∆xS
0
(x)
=
f
0
(x)
1 −F
0
(x)
=
f
0
(x)
S
0
(x)
= −
d log S
0
(x)
dx
.
Interpreted as the conditional instantaneous measure of death at x.
For very small ∆x, µ
x
∆x can be interpreted as the probability that a
newborn who has attained age x dies between x and x + ∆x. This is
because
µ
x
∆x ≈ Pr[x < X ≤ x + ∆x|X > x]
Other term used: hazard rate at age x.
Other notation used: λ
0
(x)
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Age-at-death force of mortality
Some properties of µ
x
Some important properties of the force of mortality:
non-negative: µ
x
≥ 0 for every x > 0
divergence:
_

0
µ
x
dx = ∞.
in terms of SDF: S
0
(x) = exp
_

_
x
0
µ
z
dz
_
.
in terms of PDF: f
0
(x) = µ
x
exp
_

_
x
0
µ
z
dz
_
.
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Age-at-death moments
Moments of age-at-death random variable
The mean of X is called the complete expectation of life at birth:
˚e
0
= E(X) =
_

0
xf
0
(x) dx =
_

0
S
0
(x) dx.
The RHS of the equation can be derived using integration by parts.
Variance:
Var (X) = E
_
X
2
_
−[E(X)]
2
= E
_
X
2
_
−(˚e
0
)
2
.
The median age-at-death m is the solution to
S
0
(m) = F
0
(m) = 1/2.
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Special laws of mortality
Some special parametric laws of mortality
Law/distribution µ
x
S
0
(x) Restrictions
De Moivre 1/ (ω −x) 1 −(x/ω) 0 ≤ x < ω
(uniform)
Constant force µ exp (−µx) x ≥ 0, µ > 0
(exponential)
Gompertz Bc
x
exp
_

B
log c
(c
x
−1)
_
x ≥ 0, B > 0, c > 1
Makeham A+Bc
x
exp
_
−Ax −
B
log c
(c
x
−1)
_
x ≥ 0, B > 0, c > 1,
A ≥ −B
Weibull kx
n
exp
_

k
n + 1
x
n+1
_
x ≥ 0, k > 0, n > 1
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Special laws of mortality
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
0
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0
0
.
5
1
.
0
1
.
5
2
.
0
2
.
5
3
.
0
force of mortality
x
m
u
(
x
)
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
0
.
0
0
.
2
0
.
4
0
.
6
0
.
8
1
.
0
survival function
x
s
u
r
v
(
x
)
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
0
.
0
0
.
2
0
.
4
0
.
6
0
.
8
1
.
0
distribution function
x
d
is
t
(
x
)
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
0
.
0
0
0
0
.
0
0
5
0
.
0
1
0
0
.
0
1
5
0
.
0
2
0
0
.
0
2
5
0
.
0
3
0
density function
x
d
e
n
s
(
x
)
Figure: Makeham’s law: A = 0.002, B = 10
−4.5
, c = 1.10
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Special laws of mortality illustrative example 1
Illustrative example 1
Consider an age-at-death random variable X with survival distribution
deﬁned by
S
0
(x) =
1
10
(100 −x)
1/2
, for 0 ≤ x ≤ 100.
1
Explain why this is a legitimate survival function.
2
Find the corresponding expression for the density of X.
3
Find the corresponding expression for the force of mortality at x.
4
Compute the probability that a newborn with survival function
deﬁned above will die between the ages 65 and 75.
Solution to be discussed in lecture.
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Time-until-death
Time-until-death random variable
For a person currently age x, its future lifetime is denoted by
T
x
= X −x. For a newborn, x = 0, so that we have T
0
= X.
Life-age-x is denoted by (x).
SDF: It refers to the probability that (x) will survive for another t
years.
S
x
(t) = Pr[X > x +t|X > x] =
S
0
(x +t)
S
0
(x)
= p
t x
= 1 − q
t x
CDF: It refers to the probability that (x) will die within t years.
F
x
(t) = Pr[X ≤ x +t|X > x] =
S
0
(x) −S
0
(x +t)
S
0
(x)
= q
t x
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Time-until-death
- continued
Density:
f
x
(t) =
dF
x
(t)
dt
= −
dS
x
(t)
dt
=
f
0
(x +t)
S
0
(x)
.
Remark: If t = 1, simply use p
x
and q
x
.
p
x
refers to the probability that (x) survives for another year.
q
x
= 1 −p
x
, on the other hand, refers to the probability that (x) dies
within one year.
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Time-until-death force of mortality
Force of mortality of T
x
In deriving the force of mortality, we can use the basic deﬁnition:
µ
x
(t) =
f
x
(t)
S
x
(t)
=
f
0
(x +t)
S
0
(x)
·
S
0
(x)
S
0
(x +t)
=
f
0
(x +t)
S
0
(x +t)
= µ
x+t
.
This is easy to see because the condition of survival to age x +t
supercedes the condition of survival to age x.
This results implies the following very useful formula for evaluating
the density of T
x
:
f
x
(t) = p
t x
×µ
x+t
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Time-until-death special prob symbol
Special probability symbol
The probability that (x) will survive for t years and die within the
next u years is denoted by q
t|u x
. This is equivalent to the probability
that (x) will die between the ages of x +t and x +t +u.
This can be computed in several ways:
t|u
q
x
= Pr[t < T
x
≤ t +u]
= Pr[T
x
≤ t +u] −Pr[T
x
< t]
= q
t+u x
− q
t x
= p
t x
− p
t+u x
= p
t x
× q
u x+t
.
If u = 1, preﬁx is deleted and simply use q
t| x
.
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Time-until-death
Other useful formulas
It is easy to see that
F
x
(t) =
_
t
0
f
x
(s)ds
which in actuarial notation can be written as
q
t x
=
_
t
0
p
s x
µ
x+s
ds
See Figure 2.3 for a very nice interpretation.
We can generalize this to
t|u
q
x
=
_
t+u
t
p
s x
µ
x+s
ds
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The curtate future lifetime of (x) refers to the number of future years
completed by (x) prior to death.
Denote by (deﬁned as) K
x
= T
x
, the greatest integer of T
x
.
Its probability mass function can be expressed as
Pr[K
x
= k] = Pr[k ≤ T
x
< k + 1] = Pr[k < T
x
≤ k + 1]
= S
x
(k) −S
x
(k + 1) = q
k+1 x
− q
k x
= q
k| x
,
for k = 0, 1, 2, ...
Its distribution function is
Pr[K
x
≤ k] =
k

h=0
q
h| x
= q
k+1 x
.
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Expectation of life
Expectation of life
The expected value of T
x
is called the complete expectation of life:
˚e
x
= E(T
x
) =
_

0
tf
x
(t)dt =
_

0
t p
t x
µ
x+t
dt =
_

0
p
t x
dt.
The expected value of K
x
is called the curtate expectation of life:
e
x
= E(K
x
) =

k=0
k · Pr[K
x
= k] =

k=0
k · q
k| x
=

k=1
p
k x
.
Proof can be derived using discrete counterpart of integration by parts
(summation by parts). Alternative proof will be provided in class.
Variances of future lifetime can be similarly deﬁned.
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Expectation of life Examples
Illustrative Example 2
Let X be the age-at-death random variable with
µ
x
=
1
2(100 −x)
, for 0 ≤ x < 100.
1
Give an expression for the survival function of X.
2
Find f
36
(t), the density function of future lifetime of (36).
3
Compute p
20 36
, the probability that life (36) will survive to reach age
56.
4
Compute ˚e
36
, the average future lifetime of (36).
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Expectation of life Examples
Illustrative Example 3
Suppose you are given that:
˚e
0
= 30; and
S
X
(x) = 1 −
x
ω
, for 0 ≤ x ≤ ω.
Evaluate ˚e
15
.
Solution to be discussed in lecture.
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Expectation of life
Temporary expectation of life
We can also deﬁne temporary expectation of life:
˚e
x: n
=
_
n
0
p
t x
dt
This can be interpreted as the average future lifetime of (x) within the
next n years.
Suppose you are given:
µ
x
=
_
0.04, 0 < x < 40
0.05, x ≥ 40
Calculate ˚e
25: 25
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Expectation of life generalized De Moivre’s
Generalized De Moivre’s law
The SDF of the so-called Generalized De Moivre’s Law is expressed as
S
0
(x) =
_
1 −
x
ω
_
α
for 0 ≤ x ≤ ω.
Derive the following for this special type of law of mortality:
1
force of mortality
2
survival function associated with T
x
3
expectation of future lifetime of x
4
can you ﬁnd explicit expression for the variance of T
x
?
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Others typical mortality
Typical mortality pattern observed
High (infant) mortality rate in the ﬁrst year after birth.
country to country.
Fewer lives/deaths observed after age 110 - supercentenarian is the
term used to refer to someone who has reached age 110 or more.
The highest recorded age at death (I believe) is 122.
Diﬀerent male/female mortality pattern - females are believed to live
longer.
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Others substandard mortality
Substandard mortality
A substandard risk is generally referred to someone classiﬁed by the
insurance company as having a higher chance of dying because of:
some physical condition
family or personal medical history
risky occupation
dangerous habits or lifestyle (e.g. skydiving)
Mortality functions are superscripted with s to denote substandard:
q
s
x
and µ
s
x
.
For example, substandard mortality may be obtained from a standard
table using:
1
adding a constant to force of mortality: µ
s
x
= µ
x
+c
2
multiplying a ﬁxed constant to probability: q
s
x
= min(kq
x
, 1)
The opposite of a substandard risk is preferred risk where someone is
classiﬁed to have better chance of survival.
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Final remark
Final remark - other contexts
The notion of a lifetime or survival learned in this chapter can be
applied in several other contexts:
medical statistics: time-until-death from diagnosis of a disease, survival
after surgery
ﬁnance: time-until-default of credit payment in a bond,
time-until-bankruptcy of a company
space probe: probability radios installed in space continue to transmit
other actuarial context: disability, sickness/illness, retirement,
unemployment
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Final remark other notations
Other symbols and notations used
Expression Other symbols used
probability function P(·) Pr(·)
survival function of newborn S
X
(x) S(x) s(x)
future lifetime of x T(x) T
curtate future lifetime of x K(x) K
survival function of x S
T
x
(t) S
T
(t)
force of mortality of T
x
µ
T
x
(t) µ
x
(t)
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Chapter summary

Chapter summary

Survival models
Age-at-death random variable Time-until-death random variables Force of mortality (or hazard rate function) Some parametric models
De Moivre’s (Uniform), Exponential, Weibull, Makeham, Gompertz Generalization of De Moivre’s

Chapter 2 (Dickson, et al.)

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Survival Models

Fall 2011 - Valdez

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Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . decumulative distribution function Properties of the survival function: S0 (0) = 1: probability a newborn survives 0 years is 1. S0 (∞) = limx→∞ S0 (x) = 0: all lives eventually die.Age-at-death survival function Age-at-death random variable Denote by X the age-at-death random variable. non-increasing function of x: not possible to have a higher probability of surviving for a longer period. assumed to be continuous.Valdez 3 / 25 . non-negative X is interpreted as the lifetime of a newborn (individual from birth) Distribution of X is often described by its survival distribution function (SDF) deﬁned by S0 (x) = Pr[X > x] other term used: survival function.

Valdez 4 / 25 . Clearly we have: F0 (x) = 1 − S0 (x) Density function: f0 (x) = dF0 (x) dS0 (x) =− dx dx x non-negative: f0 (x) ≥ 0 for any x ≥ 0 in terms of CDF: F0 (x) = in terms of SDF: S0 (x) = x f0 (z)dz 0 ∞ f0 (z)dz Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .Age-at-death CDF and density Cumulative distribution and density functions Cumulative distribution function (CDF): F0 (x) = Pr[X ≤ x] nondecreasing. and F0 (∞) = 1. F0 (0) = 0.

This is because µx ∆x ≈ Pr[x < X ≤ x + ∆x|X > x] Other term used: hazard rate at age x.Valdez 5 / 25 . Other notation used: λ0 (x) Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . µx ∆x can be interpreted as the probability that a newborn who has attained age x dies between x and x + ∆x.Age-at-death force of mortality Force of mortality Deﬁne the force of mortality for a newborn at age x as 1 µx = lim Pr[x < X ≤ x + ∆x|X > x] ∆x→0 ∆x F0 (x + ∆x) − F0 (x) S0 (x) − S0 (x + ∆x) = lim = lim ∆x→0 ∆x→0 ∆x[1 − F0 (x)] ∆xS0 (x) f0 (x) f0 (x) d log S0 (x) = = =− . For very small ∆x. 1 − F0 (x) S0 (x) dx Interpreted as the conditional instantaneous measure of death at x.

Age-at-death force of mortality Some properties of µx Some important properties of the force of mortality: non-negative: µx ≥ 0 for every x > 0 ∞ divergence: 0 µx dx = ∞. x in terms of PDF: f0 (x) = µx exp − 0 µz dz .Valdez 6 / 25 . Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . x in terms of SDF: S0 (x) = exp − 0 µz dz .

Variance: Var (X) = E X 2 − [E (X)]2 = E X 2 − (˚0 )2 .Valdez 7 / 25 .Age-at-death moments Moments of age-at-death random variable The mean of X is called the complete expectation of life at birth: ∞ ∞ ˚0 = E (X) = e 0 xf0 (x) dx = 0 S0 (x) dx. Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . e The median age-at-death m is the solution to S0 (m) = F0 (m) = 1/2. The RHS of the equation can be derived using integration by parts.

B > 0. k > 0.Valdez 8 / 25 .Special laws of mortality Some special parametric laws of mortality Law/distribution De Moivre (uniform) Constant force (exponential) Gompertz µx 1/ (ω − x) µ Bcx S0 (x) 1 − (x/ω) exp (−µx) exp − B (cx − 1) log c B (cx − 1) log c Restrictions 0≤x<ω x ≥ 0. B > 0. c > 1 Makeham A + Bcx exp −Ax − x ≥ 0. µ > 0 x ≥ 0. n > 1 Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . A ≥ −B Weibull kxn k exp − xn+1 n+1 x ≥ 0. c > 1.

0 0.0 0.015 0.0 0 0.6 dens(x) 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.030 1.6 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.0 20 40 60 x 80 100 120 Figure: Makeham’s law: A = 0.Valdez 9 / 25 .10 Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .5 2.8 0.002. B = 10−4.0 surv(x) 0 20 40 60 x 80 100 120 mu(x) 1.025 0.000 0 0.5 .020 0.0 0 20 40 60 x 80 100 120 dist(x) 0.0 2.4 0. c = 1.Special laws of mortality force of mortality survival function 3.005 0.0 20 40 60 x 80 100 120 distribution function density function 0.010 0.

Solution to be discussed in lecture. Compute the probability that a newborn with survival function deﬁned above will die between the ages 65 and 75. for 0 ≤ x ≤ 100.Valdez 10 / 25 . 10 1 2 3 4 Explain why this is a legitimate survival function. Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . Find the corresponding expression for the density of X.Special laws of mortality illustrative example 1 Illustrative example 1 Consider an age-at-death random variable X with survival distribution deﬁned by 1 S0 (x) = (100 − x)1/2 . Find the corresponding expression for the force of mortality at x.

its future lifetime is denoted by Tx = X − x.Valdez 11 / 25 . SDF: It refers to the probability that (x) will survive for another t years. For a newborn. Life-age-x is denoted by (x). Sx (t) = Pr[X > x + t|X > x] = S0 (x + t) = tpx = 1 − tqx S0 (x) CDF: It refers to the probability that (x) will die within t years.Time-until-death Time-until-death random variable For a person currently age x. Fx (t) = Pr[X ≤ x + t|X > x] = S0 (x) − S0 (x + t) = t qx S0 (x) Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . so that we have T0 = X. x = 0.

px refers to the probability that (x) survives for another year. dt dt S0 (x) Remark: If t = 1.continued Density: fx (t) = dSx (t) f0 (x + t) dFx (t) =− = . on the other hand.Time-until-death . Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . simply use px and qx .Valdez 12 / 25 . refers to the probability that (x) dies within one year. qx = 1 − px .

S0 (x + t) This is easy to see because the condition of survival to age x + t supercedes the condition of survival to age x. we can use the basic deﬁnition: µx (t) = = f0 (x + t) S0 (x) fx (t) = · Sx (t) S0 (x) S0 (x + t) f0 (x + t) = µx+t . This results implies the following very useful formula for evaluating the density of Tx : fx (t) = tpx × µx+t Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .Valdez 13 / 25 .Time-until-death force of mortality Force of mortality of Tx In deriving the force of mortality.

Time-until-death special prob symbol Special probability symbol The probability that (x) will survive for t years and die within the next u years is denoted by t|uqx . This can be computed in several ways: t|u qx = Pr[t < Tx ≤ t + u] = Pr[Tx ≤ t + u] − Pr[Tx < t] = = = t+u qx tpx tpx − t qx − t+upx × uqx+t . This is equivalent to the probability that (x) will die between the ages of x + t and x + t + u. preﬁx is deleted and simply use t|qx .Valdez 14 / 25 . Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . If u = 1.

We can generalize this to t+u t|u qx = t spx µx+s ds Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .3 for a very nice interpretation.Valdez 15 / 25 .Time-until-death Other useful formulas It is easy to see that t Fx (t) = 0 fx (s)ds which in actuarial notation can be written as t t qx = 0 spx µx+s ds See Figure 2.

Valdez 16 / 25 . . 2. Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .. Denote by (deﬁned as) Kx = Tx .. 1. for k = 0. Its distribution function is k Pr[Kx ≤ k] = h=0 h| qx = k+1qx . the greatest integer of Tx .Time-until-death curtate future lifetime Curtate future lifetime The curtate future lifetime of (x) refers to the number of future years completed by (x) prior to death. Its probability mass function can be expressed as Pr[Kx = k] = Pr[k ≤ Tx < k + 1] = Pr[k < Tx ≤ k + 1] = Sx (k) − Sx (k + 1) = k+1qx − k qx = k|qx .

Expectation of life Expectation of life The expected value of Tx is called the complete expectation of life: ∞ ∞ ∞ ˚x = E(Tx ) = e 0 tfx (t)dt = 0 t tpx µx+t dt = 0 tpx dt. Variances of future lifetime can be similarly deﬁned. Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . Alternative proof will be provided in class.Valdez 17 / 25 . The expected value of Kx is called the curtate expectation of life: ∞ ∞ ∞ ex = E(Kx ) = k=0 k · Pr[Kx = k] = k=0 k · k|qx = k=1 kpx . Proof can be derived using discrete counterpart of integration by parts (summation by parts).

Compute 56.Expectation of life Examples Illustrative Example 2 Let X be the age-at-death random variable with µx = 1 . e Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . 20p36 . the average future lifetime of (36). 2(100 − x) 1 2 3 Give an expression for the survival function of X. Find f36 (t).Valdez 18 / 25 . for 0 ≤ x < 100. the probability that life (36) will survive to reach age 4 Compute ˚36 . the density function of future lifetime of (36).

Valdez 19 / 25 . x . e Solution to be discussed in lecture. for 0 ≤ x ≤ ω.Expectation of life Examples Illustrative Example 3 Suppose you are given that: ˚0 = 30. ω Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . and e SX (x) = 1 − Evaluate ˚15 .

Valdez 20 / 25 . Suppose you are given: µx = Calculate ˚25: 25 e 0.04.05.Expectation of life Temporary expectation of life We can also deﬁne temporary expectation of life: n ˚x: n = e tpx dt 0 This can be interpreted as the average future lifetime of (x) within the next n years. x ≥ 40 Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . 0 < x < 40 0.

Expectation of life generalized De Moivre’s Generalized De Moivre’s law The SDF of the so-called Generalized De Moivre’s Law is expressed as S0 (x) = 1 − x ω α for 0 ≤ x ≤ ω.Valdez 21 / 25 . Derive the following for this special type of law of mortality: 1 2 3 4 force of mortality survival function associated with Tx expectation of future lifetime of x can you ﬁnd explicit expression for the variance of Tx ? Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .

Diﬀerent male/female mortality pattern .varies from country to country.supercentenarian is the term used to refer to someone who has reached age 110 or more. The highest recorded age at death (I believe) is 122.Valdez 22 / 25 . Average lifetime (nowadays) range between 70-80 . Fewer lives/deaths observed after age 110 .females are believed to live longer.Others typical mortality Typical mortality pattern observed High (infant) mortality rate in the ﬁrst year after birth. Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .

x For example. skydiving) Mortality functions are superscripted with s to denote substandard: s qx and µs .Valdez 23 / 25 . Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .g. substandard mortality may be obtained from a standard table using: 1 2 adding a constant to force of mortality: µs = µx + c x s multiplying a ﬁxed constant to probability: qx = min(kqx . 1) The opposite of a substandard risk is preferred risk where someone is classiﬁed to have better chance of survival.Others substandard mortality Substandard mortality A substandard risk is generally referred to someone classiﬁed by the insurance company as having a higher chance of dying because of: some physical condition family or personal medical history risky occupation dangerous habits or lifestyle (e.

sickness/illness.Final remark Final remark . time-until-bankruptcy of a company space probe: probability radios installed in space continue to transmit biology: lifetime of an organism other actuarial context: disability. retirement.Valdez 24 / 25 . survival after surgery ﬁnance: time-until-default of credit payment in a bond. unemployment Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 . lifetime of a lightbulb medical statistics: time-until-death from diagnosis of a disease.other contexts The notion of a lifetime or survival learned in this chapter can be applied in several other contexts: engineering: lifetime of a machine.

Final remark other notations Other symbols and notations used Expression probability function survival function of newborn future lifetime of x curtate future lifetime of x survival function of x force of mortality of Tx Other symbols used P (·) Pr(·) SX (x) S(x) s(x) T (x) K(x) STx (t) µTx (t) T K ST (t) µx (t) Lecture: Weeks 1-3 (Math 3630) Survival Models Fall 2011 .Valdez 25 / 25 .