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Type: Journal article
Title: Patterns of suicide by age and gender in the Indian states: a reflection of human development?
Author: Steen, D.
Mayer, P.
Citation: Archives of Suicide Research, 2003; 7(3):247-264
Publisher: Int Academy Suicide Research
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 1381-1118
Abstract: Girard (1993) suggests that age and gender specific suicide patterns can be predicted by economic progress. However, human development, especially the empowerment of women, is also an integral part of advancement. India consists of 24 states, at various stages of development, with diverse suicide patterns. Statistical analyses were conducted on suicide data from 14 Indian states (1997). Human development factors did predict suicide rates for both genders, but there was no significant relationship between suicide rates and economic factors. Moreover, when human development and economic factors were used as multinomial logit estimators, they failed to clearly predict probabilities of specific age and gender suicide patterns. Findings support the view that explanations for disparity in suicide rates appear to be more complicated for less developed nations than they are for developed countries.
Keywords: Age
DOI: 10.1080/13811110301556
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