Year: 1996 Source: Applied Economics Letters, v.3, no.12, (December 1996), p.779-782 SIEC No: 19970817

The male & female suicide rates in 1990 across 48 countries were examined in this study with the objective of determining to what extent the differences can be accounted for with variables derived from economic & sociological perspectives. Results indicate that a significant proportion of the cross-national variation in suicide rates can be explained by these variables with religiosity & cultural aspects also being important determinants. (9 refs.)