Suicide in Ireland: The Influence of Alcohol and Unemployment

We model the behaviour of the Irish suicide rate over the period 1968-2009 using the unemployment rate and the level of alcohol consumption as the principal explanatory variables. We find that alcohol consumption is a significant influence on the suicide rate among younger males. Its influence on th...

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Volume: 42
Main Author: Walsh, Brendan
Walsh, Dermot
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Economic and Social Studies 2011
published in: The Economic and Social Review Vol. 42; no. 1; pp. 27 - 47
Data of publication: 2011
Series: The Economic and Social Review
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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