Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91106
Authors: 
Loureiro, Paulo R. A.
Moreira, Tito Belchior
Sachsida, Adolfo
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1851
Abstract (Translated): 
Using data for the 27 Brazilian states during the period 1980-2009, we found that the media index in an important determinant of the suicide rates. The econometric results suggest that an increase of 1% in the media index increases the suicide rate for young males (age between 15 and 29 years old) in 5.34%. Suggesting that contagion plays a particularly important role in teen suicide, which reinforces the results obtained by Cutler, Glaeser e Norberg (2001). Furthermore, we found that both unemployment and violence impact positively in the suicide rates.
Subjects: 
media contagion
unemployment
panel data
youth suicide
JEL: 
C23
D03
D69
I15
K14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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