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The Posner argument for transferring health spending from old women to olden men

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  • Rasmusen, Eric

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Richard Posner suggests several arguments for increasing health care spending on males and reducing it on females in his book, Aging and Old Age . I offer a new formalization of his verbal argument.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 53 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 337-339

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:53:y:1996:i:3:p:337-339

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  1. Posner, Richard A., 1995. "Aging and Old Age," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 1, number 9780226675664, June.
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  1. Wunder, Christoph & Schwarze, Johannes, 2009. "Is Posner Right? An Empirical Test of the Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men," IZA Discussion Papers 4485, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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