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Compensation law of mortality

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  1. states that the relative differences in death rates between different populations of the same biological species decrease with age, because the higher initial death rates in disadvantaged populations are compensated by lower pace of mortality increas

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  2. late-life mortality convergence

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  3. The age at which this imaginary (extrapolated) convergence of mortality trajectories takes place is named the "species-specific life span" (see Gavrilov and Gavrilova, 1979)

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  4. For human beings, this human species-specific life span is close to 95 years (Gavrilov and Gavrilova, 1979; 1991)

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  5. a paradoxical empirical observation, and it represents a challenge for methods of survival analysis based on proportionality assumption (proportional hazard models)

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  6. also represents a great challenge for many theories of aging and mortality, which usually fail to explain this phenomenon

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