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The Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men

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  • Eric Rasmusen

    (Indiana University School of Business)

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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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  • Eric Rasmusen, 1996. "The Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men," Public Economics 9607003, EconWPA.
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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.
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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).
    2. Christoph Wunder & Johannes Schwarze, 2014. "Is Posner Right? An Empirical Test of the Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 15(6), pages 1239-1257, December.

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    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H - Public Economics

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