Year: 1994 Source: Social Science Research, v.23, no.1, (March 1994), p.57-81 SIEC No: 19940582

This study utilizes social indicator time series regression models to determine if trends in male suicide are differentially affected by underlying structural factors. Some of the findings are: 1) changes in family structure & relative cohort size contribute to the variation in adolescent & young-adult white male suicide rates; & 2) suicide trends of the young-old white male population are associated with trends in elderly widowhood, Social Security benefits & elderly cohort size. (60 refs.)