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Chapter 16: Into the Future

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    Learning Objectives
    • Explain how a survival curves is produced and what it means.
    • Describe changes in survival curves and intensity of mortality factors for U.S. populations during the twentieth century.
    • Describe possible changes in survival curves and their effects on the total population if there are increases in mean longevity, in maximal longevity, or in both parameters.
    • Discuss implications from the current increases in elders and possible additional increases if ML or if ML plus XL increase.


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