BLANCO Anibal Manuel
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Towards An Egalitarian Health Co-Participation Formula in the Buenos Aires Province: A Mathematical Programming Approach
DURAND GUILLERMO A.; LAGO, FERNANDO; BLANCO ANÍBAL M.; MOSCOSO, NEBEL; BANDONI J. ALBERTO
Conferencia; XLVII Reunión Anual ASOCIACION ARGENTINA DE ECONOMIA POLITICA; 2012
ASOCIACION ARGENTINA DE ECONOMIA POLITICA
This paper inquires whether a change in the weights of the variables currently used in the Buenos Aires Province health co-participation formula could lead to a more egalitarian allocation of financial resources between the municipalities with devolved health services. We study the determination of the optimal weights of the variables included in the current distribution formula using a mathematical programming approach. We develop two different models, which differ in the way the equality objective is defined. Previous results indicate that substantial increases in equality could be achieved.