Journal article

Shifts in gender equality and suicide: A panel study of changes over time in 87 countries.

Allison Milner, Anna J Scovelle, Belinda Hewitt, Humaira Maheen, Leah Ruppanner, Tania L King

Journal of Affective Disorders | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Increasing gender equality remains an imperative for countries and organisations worldwide, and is associated with the improved life outcomes of men and women. Unlike many health and wellbeing indicators, death by suicide is more common among men, but suicidal behaviours are more common among women. Understanding of the relationship between gender equality and suicide is inchoate, and limited to cross-sectional work. We sought to address this gap by examining within-country changes in gender equality over time, in relation to suicide rates. METHODS: Data from 87 countries for the years 2006-2016 were used in this analysis. Gender Equality was measured using the Gender Gap Index (..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Awarded by NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship


Awarded by ARC DECRA Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (LP180100035). AM was supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. AJS is supported by an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (#1191061) and the Australian Government RTP Scheme. TLK is supported by an ARC DECRA Fellowship (DE200100607). The funding bodies did not have any involvement in the preparation of this paper.