Year: 1985 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.76, no.1, (January-February 1985), p.43-47 SIEC No: 19861384

Analysis of suicide mortality in Canada by birth cohort shows that the mortality rates have been higher at all ages in each successive generation of birth. Among the most recently born cohorts, for whom information is available so far only until early adult life, the increase over earlier-born generations has been particularly sharp. The mortality differentials from one birth cohort to the next are considerable higher for males than females. Also revealed is the impact of the Depression.