Harsen, L. and Pritchard, C., 2008. Consistency in suicide rates in twenty-two developed countries by gender over time 1874-78, 1974-76, and 1998-2000. Archives of Suicide Research, 12 (3), pp. 251-262.
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To determine whether the relative levels of suicide rates among the 22 developed countries were consistent over time 1974-76 v 2000-02 and to compare Durkheim's 11 European countries 1874-78 with their modern counterparts, including the 1984-86 period associated with the European recession. Data from the WHO of All Age “General Population Suicide Rates” (GPSR) by sex were calculated to obtain 3-year averages for the end-points. To determine the consistency of the levels of suicides a series of Spearman Rank Order correlations are calculated for each period. Highly significant correlations are found for men, women and total suicide rates between 1974-76 and 1998-2000, and for the Durkheim countries for the three review periods, indicating despite within-national variations over time, the relative rates between countries was consistent. This consistency suggests a certain national “suicide tradition” based on a complex interaction between cultural, sociological, recording/administrative, and genetic factors.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Durkheim; international comparison; sex; suicide|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Ms MJ Bowden|
|Deposited On:||15 Aug 2008 11:20|
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