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Estimation of Complete Period Life Tables for Singaporeans

By Siu-Hang Li and Wai-Sum Chan


Complete period life tables, with death rates for every year of age, are not available in Singapore. This study constructs such tables for Singaporeans from the limited mortality information contained in the abridged life tables provided by the Singapore Department of Statistics. We find that linear interpolation, Whittaker graduation, and the Coale-Kisker method together can generate complete life tables that are smooth and continuous. The validity of the complete life tables generated by our method is further confirmed by (1) comparing the life expectancies calculated from our estimated life tables with those provided by the Singapore Department of Statistics, and (2) comparing the shapes of the mortality functions derived from our life tables with those derived from the Commissioner\u27s Valuation Tables for assured lives in Singapore

Topics: graduation, data-disaggregation, Whittaker-Henderson method, Coale-Kisker method, Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Management, and Operations, Corporate Finance, Finance and Financial Management, Insurance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Publisher: DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Year: 2004
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