Gompertz law

Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrtz),
the proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gom·pertz law

(gom'pĕrts law)
The proportional relationship of mortality to age; after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.

Gompertz,

Benjamin, English actuary, 1779-1865.
Gompertz hypothesis - a theory that the force of mortality increases in geometrical progression.
Gompertz law - after age 35-40, the increase in mortality with age tends to be logarithmic.
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It has been observed, for example, that age-specific hazard (mortality) rate in many populations (including the general population) roughly follows the Gompertz Law
The Gompertz law (4.1) is sufficient, but not necessary, for the model (4.2) to hold.
Carriere, J., 1994, An Investigation of the Gompertz Law of Mortality, Actuarial Research Clearing House, 2.