Talk:Compensation law of mortality
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Compensation law of mortality (late-life mortality convergence) states that the relative differences in death rates between different populations of the same biological species are decreasing with age, because the higher initial death rates in disadvantaged populations are compensated by lower pace of mortality increase with age.
Compensation law of mortality is a paradoxical empirical observation, and it represents a challenge for methods of data analysis based on proportionality assumption (proportinal hazard models). The compensation law of mortality also represents a great challenge for many theories of aging and mortality, which usually fail to explain this phenomenon. On the other hand, the compensation law follows directly from the reliability theory, when the compared systems have different initial levels of redundancy.
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