Globalization and Suicide: An Ecological Study Across Five Regions of the World

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Title Globalization and Suicide: An Ecological Study Across Five Regions of the World
Author Milner, Allison Joy; McClure, Rod; De Leo, Diego
Journal Name Archives of Suicide Research
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The impact of globalization on health is recognized to be influenced by country and regional-level factors. This study aimed to investigate the possible relationship between globalization and suicide in five world regions. An index measure of globalization was developed at the country level over 1980 to 2006. The association between the index and sex specific suicide rates was tested using a fixed-effect regression model. Over time, the globalization index seemed to be associated with increased suicide rates in Asia and the Eastern European/Baltic region. In contrast, it was associated with decreased rates in Scandinavia. There was no significant relationship between globalization and suicide in Southern and Western Europe. The effects of globalization could be determined by specific regional (i.e., cultural and societal) factors. Identification of these mediators might provide opportunities to protect countries from the adverse impacts of globalization.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2012.695272
Volume 16
Issue Number 3
Page from 238
Page to 249
ISSN 1381-1118
Date Accessioned 2012-10-16
Date Available 2013-06-17T03:04:13Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Mental Health; Public Health and Health Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47574
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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