Socio‐Economic Studies on Suicide: A Survey

  title={Socio‐Economic Studies on Suicide: A Survey},
  author={Joe Chen and Yun Jeong Choi and Kohta Mori and Yasuyuki Sawada and Saki Sugano},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Economic Surveys},
In this article, we review economic theories and empirical studies on the socioeconomic aspects of suicide. Through our survey, we would like to emphasize the importance of studying suicide by employing a "rational" approach that complements the medical perspective on suicide, which assumes suicide to be the result of "irrational" behavior arising from mental illnesses such as depression and other psychiatric disorders. We first introduce major economic theories of suicide, followed by a… Expand
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