Year: 2006 Source: International Journal of Comparative Sociology, v.47, no.1, (2006), p.5-33 SIEC No: 20070136

Using data on age-specific suicide rates from 19 modern nations & cohorts born as early as 1875-9, it was found two indicators of cohort-related social capital, relative cohort size & percentage of nonmarital births, are positively & significantly related to suicide rates. These effects are significantly stronger in the English-speaking family of nations. The analytic model, an extension of the Age-Period Cohort Characteristic model, provides strong controls for age & periods effects as well as for autoregressive effects within cohorts. (27 notes, 50 refs.)