Author: Christopher Conway

Editorial Committee Chair

In an effort to differentiate between cohort and large population mortality information that predominates most discussions about longevity, life expectancy and other life underwriting-related topics, we have used two different terms. We use the term macro-longevity to refer to information about life expectancy involving large groups of people, the population of the United States for example. We use the term micro-longevity when we talk about the life expectancy (LE) of an individual. However, these are merely labels we use to keep any discussion about longevity risk focused on the situation at hand.  Using These Terms and Their Scope  We do…

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