Year: 1987 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.17, no.3, (Fall 1987), p.179-193 SIEC No: 19871734

This study employed multiple classification analysis to examine the impact of age, period, & cohort effects on U.S. white male suicide rates between 1933 & 1978. Drawing on a study of pulmonary tuberculosis mortality, the work specified 7 models. Period effects were found to be weaker than age & cohort effects for explaining shifts in white male suicide patterns. In this study, all of the 3 effects were measured indirectly, & this fact limits the validity of the findings. (GW)