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Cannabis Use and Suicidal Ideation

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  • van Ours, J.C.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Williams, J.E.
  • Fergusson, D.
  • Horwood, L.J.

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Globally, suicide has emerged as the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-24 years old. In order to better understand the causes of this phenomenon, we investigate the relationship between suicidal ideation and cannabis use. Our empirical analysis is based on a 30 year longitudinal study of a birth cohort. We and that intensive cannabis use { at least several times per week leads to a higher transition rate into suicidal ideation for males. We and no evidence that suicidal ideation leads to cannabis use for either males or females.
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  • van Ours, J.C. & Williams, J.E. & Fergusson, D. & Horwood, L.J., 2012. "Cannabis Use and Suicidal Ideation," Discussion Paper 2012-063, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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    1. Ali Palali & Jan C. Ours, 2015. "Distance to Cannabis Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(11), pages 1483-1501, November.
    2. Palali, Ali & van Ours, Jan C, 2014. "Cannabis Use and Support for Cannabis Legalization," CEPR Discussion Papers 9944, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. repec:spr:empeco:v:53:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s00181-016-1172-7 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Jan C. Ours & Jenny Williams, 2015. "Cannabis Use And Its Effects On Health, Education And Labor Market Success," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(5), pages 993-1010, December.

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    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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