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The Role of family in suicide rate in Italy

Detotto, Claudio and Sterzi, Valerio (2011) The Role of family in suicide rate in Italy. Economics bulletin, Vol. 31 (2), p. 1509-1519. ISSN 1545-2921. Article.

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Abstract

We use national panel data at provincial level to investigate the relationship between suicide rates and socio-economic factors in Italy. The role of family, alcohol consumption, social conformism and population density are the main factors in explaining the suicide rate in Italy. Notably, the high heterogeneity between provinces are not explained by economic fluctuations and call the existence of clear relations between suicides rates and cultural/social correlates. In a further step, we check for the main determinats for the Northern provinces. The findings show that the density population and alcohol abuse play a key role in these provinces.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9602
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Suicide rate, socio-economic determinants, role of family
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/01 Economia politica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia, impresa, regolamentazione
Publisher:Economics Bulletin
ISSN:1545-2921
Deposited On:04 Feb 2014 12:53

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