The Posner argument for transferring health spending from old women to olden men
AbstractRichard 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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Volume (Year): 53 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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Other versions of this item:
- Eric Rasmusen, 1996. "The Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men," Public Economics 9607003, EconWPA.
- D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
- D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
- H - Public Economics
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- Posner, Richard A., 1995. "Aging and Old Age," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 1, number 9780226675664.
- 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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