Year: 1978 Source: Journal of Gerontology, v.33, no.5, (1978), p.763-768 SIEC No: 19830230

Demonstrates that the trend in the suicide rate among aged white males is closely similar, in the negative direction, to trends in aged income status. A multivariate model, incorporating social & economic variables in a dynamic manner, is formulated. The analysis of rates based upon the dynamic multivariate formulation shows that income status has exerted a significant, negative impact upon aged white male suicide over the period of the analysis. (34 ref.)