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Religion, culture, economic and sociological correlates of suicide rates: a cross-national analysis

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  • Wei-Chiao Huang
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    Enormous variations exist in suicide rates across countries. This paper demonstrates that a significant proportion of the cross-country variations in suicide rates can be explained by a combination of religion, culture, economic and sociological variables.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 3 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 12 ()
    Pages: 779-782

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:3:y:1996:i:12:p:779-782

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    1. Ferdi Botha, 2012. "The Economics Of Suicide In South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 80(4), pages 526-552, December.
    2. Hollander, Gideon & Kahana, Nava & Lecker, Tikva, 2003. "Religious and secular human capital: an economic model," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 489-498, November.
    3. Thomas Maag, 2008. "Economic Correlates of Suicide Rates in OECD Countries," KOF Working papers 08-207, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
    4. C. Detotto & V. Sterzi, 2010. "The Role of Family in Suicide Rate in Italy," Working Paper CRENoS 201020, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
    5. Jungeilges, Jochen & Kirchgassner, Gebhard, 2002. "Economic welfare, civil liberty, and suicide: an empirical investigation," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 215-231.
    6. Mary C. Daly & Daniel J. Wilson, 2006. "Keeping up with the Joneses and staying ahead of the Smiths: evidence from suicide data," Working Paper Series 2006-12, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
    7. Sascha O. Becker & Ludger Woessmann, 2011. "Knocking on Heaven's Door? Protestantism and Suicide," CESifo Working Paper Series 3499, CESifo Group Munich.

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