Year: 2003 Source: Cross-Cultural Research, v.37, no.3, (August 2003), p.307-329 SIEC No: 20040778

This article’s analysis employs a range of economic & social explanatory variables based on economic as well as Durkheimian sociological theory in fixed-effects & random-effects estimation of age-standardized suicide rates in a large panel of up to 68 countries during the period 1980 to 1999. The results suggest that economic & social factors affect cross-country differences in suicide rates in accordance with theory. (38 refs)