On life distributions having monotone residual variance
Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences
Launer  introduced the class of life distributions having decreasing (increasing) variance residual life, DVRL (IVRL). It is shown that the DVRL (IVRL) distributions are intimately connected to the behavior of the mean residual life function of the equilibrium distribution. Some counter examples are presented to demonstrate the lack of relationship between DVRL (IVRL) and NBUE (new better than used in expectation) (NWUE; new worse than used in expectation) distributions. Finally, we obtain bounds on moments and survival functions of DVRL (IVRL) distributions. These bounds turn out to be improvements on the previously known bounds for decreasing (increasing) mean residual life (DMRL (IMRL)) distributions. © 1987, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.
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Gupta, Ramesh C.; Kirmani, S. N.U.A.; and Launer, Robert L., "On life distributions having monotone residual variance" (1987). Faculty Publications. 4707.