@article{Spelta_1997, title={Survival functions and mortality tables at the origins of actuarial mathematics}, volume={57}, url={https://rivista-statistica.unibo.it/article/view/1058}, DOI={10.6092/issn.1973-2201/1058}, abstractNote={In the determination of death probabilities of an insured subject one can use either statistical data or a mathematical function. In this paper a survey of the relationship between mortality tables and survival functions from the origins until the first half of the nineteenth century is presented. The author has tried to find the methodological grounds which have induced the actuaries to prefer either of these tools.}, number={2}, journal={Statistica}, author={Spelta, Dario}, year={1997}, month={Jan.}, pages={211–220} }