MOIVRE, Abraham de
Annuities upon lives; or, the valuation of annuities upon any number of lives; as also, of reversions. To which is added, an appendix concerning the expectations of life and probabilities of survivorship.London: F. Fayram, B. Motte, and W. Pearson, 1725.
De Moivre, French Huguenot mathematician and demographer, formulated the hypothesis that among a body of persons over a certain age the successive annual decreases by death are nearly equal.
Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics