Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.4, (Winter 1988), p.372-378 SIEC No: 19890204

An earlier study (Lester, 1984) found that, in the United States, cohorts had a high suicide rate at one point in their life span, had low suicide rates at other points, and vice versa. This result suggested that only a limited number of people in each cohort were suicide-prone. The present paper replicates this result, using Canadian data from 1921 to the present time.