Year: 1998 Source: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, v.57, no.2, (April 1998), p.183-199 SIEC No: 20060203

Suicide is the third major cause of death among American youths between the age of 15 and 19 years. This study offers additional quantitative support for the Easterlin-Holinger hypothesis that relative cohort size is a significant statistical predictor of youth suicide. (8 notes, 28 refs.)