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dc.contributor.authorHempstead, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Andrés, Antonioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-26T10:00:39Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-26T10:00:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45659-
dc.description.abstractSuicide is a major cause of preventable death. Restricting access to lethal means has been identified as an effective approach to suicide prevention, and firearms regulations are one way to reduce gun availability. This study examines the relationship between state firearms regulations and suicide among males, using negative binomial regression and state panel data for the years 19952004. Results suggest that firearms regulations which function to reduce overall gun availability have a significant deterrent effect on suicide, while prohibited persons categories have less of an effect. Overall, the results suggest that gun control measures such as permit and licensing requirements might have public health benefits.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Advanced Development Studies La Pazen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDevelopment Research Working Paper Series 2009/17en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsuicideen_US
dc.subject.keywordgunsen_US
dc.subject.keywordstate regulationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.titleGun control and suicide: The impact of state firearm regulations, 1995 - 2004en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618473203en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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