Suicide mortality, economics and subgroup segregation
In the United States, suicide is typically theorized as an individual act, and as symptom of a mental disorder. However, evidence shows that those who die of suicide (e.g., by sex, race) varies depending on cultural, social and economic factors. Research on the contexts of suicide has been marked by several limitations, including a tendency to analyze social and economic factors separately, and also a disregard for the combined role of sex and ethnicity in the relationship between social and economic factors and suicide. This study compares current statistics with past research and offers a ...
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