Is economic policy uncertainty related to suicide rates? Evidence from the United States

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dc.contributor.author Antonakakis, Nikolaos
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Rangan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-11T05:58:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.description.abstract While it has long been recognised that periods of economic uncertainty, characterised by increased unemployment and lower economic activity, are associated with increased suicide rates, no study has examined the impact of policy-related economic uncertainty on suicide mortality. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between economic policy uncertainty and suicide mortality in the United States over the period 1950–2013 , while controlling for several other socioeconomic determinants of suicide mortality, as well as age- and gender-variations. The results of the analysis reveal that increased economic policy uncertainty is associated with increased suicide mortality of the youngest and the oldest segments of the male population in the United States, while the female population across all ages is found to be resilient to changes in economic policy uncertainty. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-06-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/11205 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Antonakakis, N. & Gupta, R. Is Economic Policy Uncertainty Related to Suicide Rates? Evidence from the United States. Social Indicators Research (2017) 133: 543-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1384-4. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0303-8300 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-0921 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s11205-016-1384-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/56255
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016. The original publication is available at http://link.springer.com/journal/11205. en_ZA
dc.subject Economic policy uncertainty en_ZA
dc.subject United States (US) en_ZA
dc.subject Suicide mortality en_ZA
dc.title Is economic policy uncertainty related to suicide rates? Evidence from the United States en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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