Suicide and business cycles: new empirical evidence
AbstractThis paper provides an empirical test for the hypothesis that suicides are related to economic determinants. More precisely a hypothesis is tested that changes in the suicide rate are determined by changes in the expected growth rate of income. This hypothesis is tested with an error-correction model which also takes into account various demographic and socioeconomic variables. Empirical results with Finnish data covering the period 1878-1999 provide strong support for this hypothesis.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
Issue (Month): 14 ()
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