Year: 2005 Source: Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, (December 2005). 43p. SIEC No: 20052195

In this paper an examination of institutional arrangements & the policy conditions that may have contributed to the difference in suicide rates, particularly those of young men (aged 15-24), between New Zealand & Finland. Implications of the findings are discussed in terms of effective policy interventions to minimise excess mortality of vulnerable populations during economic recessions. The strengths & weaknesses of learning from cross-country comparisons are also considered. (LC) (81 refs)