A suicidal Kuznets curve?

Nikos Antonakakis, Alan Collins

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Abstract

Suicide rates from a global sample of 73 countries over the period 1990-2010 are empirically explored. We find evidence of an 'N-shaped' suicidal Kuznets curve between per capita income and suicide rates in the male population of 25-34, 34-54 and 55-74 age groups and the female population of the 55-74 age group. These results remain firm to several robustness checks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume166
Early online date19 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • suicide
  • GDP growth
  • Kuznets curve
  • unemployment
  • fertility
  • life expectancy

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