Journal Article

Survival as a function of life expectancy

Finkelstein, M. S., Vaupel, J. W.
Demographic Research, 21:29, 879–884 (2009)


It is well known that life expectancy can be expressed as an integral of the survival curve. The reverse - that the survival function can be expressed as an integral of life expectancy - is also true.
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