Social Policy Trends Suicide and the Economy

  • Ron Kneebone
Keywords: social policy, suicide, social economics

Abstract

The figure presents data from 2000 to 2017 showing, for Alberta and Canada, the relationship between the number of suicides per 100,000 people and the state of the economy as measured by the unemployment rate. The red dots show observations on the suicide rate and the unemployment rate in Alberta while the blue dots show the same for Canada as a whole. The dashed lines show the trend relating suicides and the unemployment rate in the respective jurisdictions.

Published
2019-09-27
Section
Communiqués