Low income, unemployment, and suicide mortality rates for middle-age persons in Japan.

@article{Yamasaki2005LowIU,
  title={Low income, unemployment, and suicide mortality rates for middle-age persons in Japan.},
  author={Akiko Yamasaki and Ryoji Sakai and Taro Shirakawa},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={
          337-48
        }
}
  • Akiko Yamasaki, Ryoji Sakai, Taro Shirakawa
  • Published in Psychological reports 2005
  • Medicine
  • The relationships between age-specific suicide mortality rates and social life factors for all 47 Japanese prefectures in 1980, 1985, and 1990 were assessed by multiple regression analysis after factor analysis on 20 social life indicators. During this period, Japan experienced a secondary oil crisis in 1980-1983 and a bubble economy in 1986-1990. It was concluded that (1) low income was the major determinant which positively affected suicide mortality rate in middle-aged men during a previous… CONTINUE READING

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