Is There An Association Between Economic Crisis, Unemployment and Suicide?

Grégoire Rey Directeur du CépiDc CépiDc-Inserm Hopitâl Bicêtre FranceMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Grégoire Rey
Directeur du CépiDc
CépiDc-Inserm
Hopitâl Bicêtre France

MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Rey: We found that, between 2000 and 2010, unemployment and suicide rates were globally associatedin eight Western European countries (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK). However, this ecological association was weak (0.3% increase in suicide rate for a 10% increase in unemployment rate). Across countries, it was inconsistently confounded by the effect of other concomitant features of the economic crisis.

MedicalResearch: Were any of the findings unexpected?
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