ERIC Number: EJ851283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Why Don't We Live Forever?
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v31 n3 p78-80 Fall 2009
The older one gets, the more one's life expectancy exceeds the population's given expectancy (at birth). Yet longevity is finite. This apparent paradox is analysed probabilistically with reference to empirical demographic data.
Descriptors: Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Death, Demography, Aging (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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