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Cannabis use and suicidal ideation

Jenny Williams ()

No 1155, Department of Economics - Working Papers Series from The University of Melbourne

Abstract: Globally, suicide has emerged as the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-24 years old. In order to better understand the causes of this phenomenon, we investigate the relationship between suicidal ideation and cannabis use. Our empirical analysis is based on a 30 year longitudinal study of a birth cohort. We and that intensive cannabis use { at least several times per week leads to a higher transition rate into suicidal ideation for males. We and no evidence that suicidal ideation leads to cannabis use for either males or females.

Keywords: cannabis use; suicidal ideation; mental health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 I10 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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