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2020 Living to 100 Symposium Essays

April 2020

The SOA Committee on Living to 100 Research Symposia is pleased to present the following essays on recent old age mortality, mortality improvement trends and social issues on aging populations.


Mortality Improvements at Advanced Ages in the U.S.: Progress Masked by Age Misreporting
Kirill Andreev 


Mortality Among Old Age Populations: Drivers, Recent Improvements and Future Expectations
Narges Dorratoltaj


Recent Trends in Old-Age Mortality and Mortality Improvement
Natalia S. Gavrilova and Leonid A. Gavrilov


The Changing Rate of Change in Mortality Rates—A Historical Perspective
Vincent J. Granieri


Alcohol and Mortality: An Actuarial Issue
Sam Gutterman


Examining the Oldest-Old Mortality in the U.S.: A Forecast Reconciliation Approach
Han Li


How Growing Inequality in the U.S. Makes Long-Term Care Financing Reform Harder
Karl Polzer and John Cutler


Potential for Mortality Improvement From Cognitive and Psychological Factors
Gordon Woo