On some stochastic properties of lives lived and left in non-stationary populations.


Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of the Free State, 339, 9300, Bloemfontein, South Africa. [Email]


First, we revisit the "life lived equals life left" property for stationary populations and discuss it from a more general perspective. Specifically, we show that identically distributed random age and the remaining lifetime in stationary populations have the same distribution as the equilibrium distribution of the renewal theory. Then we consider specific non-stationary populations that are closed to migration and have a constant birth rate. We obtain some useful inequalities between random age and remaining lifetime for different instants of calendar time. We also discuss the aging properties of populations using different stochastic orders.


Equilibrium distribution,Random age,Remaining lifetime,Stationary population,Stochastic ordering,

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