This is study comparing term to whole life insurance. These two life insurance vehicles will be compared using the after-tax dollar figure of the surrender value or death benefit (for the whole life policy) and the total after-tax value of the "difference" and/or death benefit (for the term life insurance policy). These comparisons are not intended to be used to extrapolate the average rate of return needed in the future to justify the extra risk inherent in term life insurance.
Rubenstein '96, Neil, "A Different Approach to Term vs. Whole Life Insurance" (1996). Honors Projects. Paper 9.