Halicioglu, Ferda and Andrés, Antonio R. (2010): Determinants of Suicides in Denmark: Evidence from Time Series Data.
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This research examines empirically the determinants of suicides in Denmark over the period 1970-2006. To our knowledge, there exist no previous study that estimates a dynamic econometric model of suicides on the basis of time series data and cointegration framework at disaggregate level. Our results indicate that suicide is associated with a range of socio-economic factors but the strength of the association can differ by gender. In particular, we find that a rise in real per capita income and fertility rate decreases suicides for males and females. Divorce is positively associated with suicides and this effect seems to be stronger for men. A fall in unemployment rates seems to lower significantly suicides in males and females. Policy implications of suicides are discussed with some appropriate recommendations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Determinants of Suicides in Denmark: Evidence from Time Series Data|
|Keywords:||Suicide, Denmark, Time Series, Cointegration|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Ferda HALICIOGLU|
|Date Deposited:||07. Oct 2010 00:37|
|Last Modified:||05. Apr 2013 14:33|
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