volume 15, issue S1, P267-283 2009
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700005602
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S. J. Richards

Abstract: ABSTRACTActuarial practice as regards mortality analysis and projection is changing rapidly. This paper provides a short introduction to some of the limitations and risks in using trends in cause of death as a means for projecting future mortality rates. It also covers recent developments in analysing the mortality of smaller populations, including survival models and “piggyback” models.