Suicide and unemployment in young people. Analysis of trends in England and Wales, 1921-1995.

  title={Suicide and unemployment in young people. Analysis of trends in England and Wales, 1921-1995.},
  author={D Gunnell and A Lopatatzidis and Daniel F. L. Dorling and Hermann Wehner and Humphrey Southall and Stephen Frankel},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND The influence of the macro-economic climate on suicide is unclear. During the recent recession, rates have increased in young males but declined in females. AIMS To investigate associations between unemployment and suicide in 15- to 44-year-old men and women over a period spanning two major economic recessions (1921-1995). To minimise confounding by changes in method availability, analyses are restricted to suicides using methods other than poisons and gases. METHOD Time-series… CONTINUE READING

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