Talk:Gompertz–Makeham law of mortality
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Removal of category
This article was tagged with the category academic geography as the law is used in population geography and demography. AlexD 11:56, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Sure, and Demography remains as a category.
For example, Meteorology is a topic within Academic Geography - which means you don't have to include "clouds", "lightning", "floods", "typhoons", etc. Anyone can look at Academic Geography, then look at Meteorology, then dig into Meteorology-specific topics.
Same here. Start at Academic Geography, then Demography, then to subsections like birth rates, life tables, HIV/Aids, etc. Otherwise things could really get out of hand. Demography is included, and that covers all things demographic.
Am I wrong in thinking that the equation for this is something like p(s) = α + (1-α)e(s- 100)/β, where s=age of death, α=accident rate & β=death rate, and this should be on the page somewhere? Bueller 007 (talk) 14:31, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
- Can't someone explain this in laymans terms? Even the equations have no explanation of the variables involved. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:43, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
A recent news report appears to set at naught some assertions in this article: "Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova of NORC at the University of Chicago, formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center, said the findings contradict a long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out after age 80." Lacking familiarity with this field, I leave any needed edit to better minds than mine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Orthotox (talk • contribs) 21:56, 19 February 2012 (UTC)