Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.3, (1983), p.147-154 SIEC No: 19820026

Guided by recent demographic analyses of birth cohort effects, the authors demonstrate the relationship between cohort size & longitudinal suicide rates, with reference to 4 particular cohorts which have entered adulthood at various periods throughout the present century. Combining this perspective with a look at projected population increases among older age groups, estimates are made of the scope of the problem of suicide among older people which is likely to be encountered in the next century