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

1996, Economics Letters

Eric Bennett Rasmusen

Abstract

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

Citation

Rasmusen, Eric Bennett (1996), "The Posner Argument for Transferring Health Spending from Old Women to Old Men," Economics Letters, Vol. 53, December, 337-339.