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Modelling life expectancy

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The actuarial profession has developed to enable insurance companies to value life insurance products on a scientific basis. This chapter considers the methods used by actuaries to price annuities ... More


PREHISTORY, BEGINNING OF HISTORY, AND THE TODDLING PERIOD

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Although probabilistic reasoning was implicit in man’s behaviour in uncertain situations even in primitive times, and can be traced in some ancient texts and medieval writings, probability as a ... More


The Standard of Living in Denmark in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Hans Chr. Johansen

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Traditional measures of real wages cover only the standard of living of a small fraction of the Danish population in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and due to constant wages over long ... More


Short-Term Demographic Changes in Relation to Economic Fluctuations: The Case of Tuscany During the Pre-Transitional Period

Marco Breschi, Alessio Fornasin, and Giovanna Gonano

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Focuses on the short-term relations between prices of consumer goods and demographic time series. The area considered is the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from 1823 to 1854. The research identifies the ... More


Fierce with Reality

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In this chapter, Burack-Weiss confronts mortality further as she writes of facing death and the legacy one leaves.


Circulating Scotlands: Telling, Tellers, and Tales in The Antiquary, The Tale of Old Mortality, and The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Scott multiplies the voices, modes, and stories of Scottishness. The Antiquary implies a precise, delimited attitude to history, but shows that the past falls into fragments that can be twisted into ... More


Epilogue: Cultural Memory, Cultural Amnesia

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Invoking Scott’s Old Mortality (1816), and recent discussions in memory studies, the Epilogue offers a reflection on forgetting as the inevitable counterpart of memory. It presents philology as a ... More


Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Death is simultaneously silent, and very loud, in political life. Politicians and media scream about potential threats lurking behind every corner, but academic discourse often neglects mortality. ... More


Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality, Mortality as a whole deals with certain aspects of ethical theory and with moral problems that arise primarily in contexts involving life‐and‐death decisions. The importance of ... More


Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

Robert Mugerauer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263240
eISBN:
9780823266494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders call on us to face up to, then reflect upon the phenomena of loss, displacement, ... More


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