The Third International after Lenin

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Товарищ Х: economic crisis = higher suicide rates

Not a surprise, but here it is quantified in an epidemiological study in The Lancet

The public health effect of economic crises and alternative policy responses in Europe: an empirical analysis : The Lancet

Rises in unemployment are associated with significant short-term increases in premature deaths from intentional violence, while reducing traffic fatalities. Active labour market programmes that keep and reintegrate workers in jobs could mitigate some adverse health effects of economic downturns.

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