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A Dynamic Econometric Study of Suicides in Turkey

Alper Altinanahtar () and Ferda Halicioglu

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study is the first attempt to empirically examine the determinants of suicides in the case of Turkey using the time-series data for the period 1974-2007. This research proposes that the suicides in Turkey are related to some economic and social factors and they exhibit a dynamic relationship amongst them. Auto-Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration testing procedure is employed to obtain the short-run and long-run elasticities of suicides with respect to per capita real income, divorce rates, urbanization and liquidation. The empirical results reveal that the urbanization has the highest impact on suicides, which is followed by per capita real income and liquidation. The results also provide some important policy recommendations to reduce suicides.

Keywords: Suicide; cointegration; time-series; Turkey. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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