Contingencies, May/June 2016

May 2, 2016
Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. Features include “Help Them Get Home,” about how predictive modeling can improve outcomes in child welfare cases; “The Specter of Antiselection,” which explores how the increase in nondisclosure from applicants threatens the viability of life insurers; and “Mortality Experience of Hollywood Actors”—the media coverage of high-profile deaths of famous actors may suggest a “Live fast, die young” trend, but a deep study of the data offers some intriguing findings. Plus a provocative look at risk ranking as it pertains to kidney donation, the trillion-dollar marketplace of credit risk-sharing transactions, and the first puzzle in our new Crossword department.