Sex Differences in Suicide and Homicide Mortality

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780226645254
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645278 | DOI:
Sex Differences in Suicide and Homicide Mortality

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This chapter examines gender equality and relative levels of violent mortality. It focuses on how differences in female labor force participation affect sex differences in suicide and homicide mortality across ages, nations, and time periods. It also considers the consequences of family changes involving marriage, divorce, and childbearing that relate closely to women's work. It gives the theoretical arguments concerning gender equality and sex differentials in suicide and homicide mortality.

Keywords: gender equality; violent mortality; female labor force participation; sex differences; age; nation; time periods; family changes; cohort size

Chapter.  8041 words. 

Subjects: Population and Demography

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