Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Aging Studies, v.3, no.4, (Winter 1989), p.295-311 SIEC No: 19920264

The impact of age, period & cohort effects on Canadian male suicide patterns between 1926 & 1981, & United States white male suicide patterns between 1933 & 1983 is examined. In both nations, period effects are weaker than age & cohort effects for explaining suicide shifts. Cohort effects are relatively strong in the United States, but are weaker in Canada. These findings are exploratory, & may help to identify the factors that influence longitudinal suicide behaviour in the two nations.