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The Economics Of Suicide In South Africa

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:sajeco:v:80:y:2012:i:4:p:526-552
    DOI: 10.1111/saje.2012.80.issue-4
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    1. Phiri, Andrew & Mukuka, Doreen, 2017. "Does unemployment aggravate suicide rates in South Africa? Some empirical evidence," MPRA Paper 80749, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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