My research topic has always been related to the correlation between the economy and suicide, but my question has changed several times due to availably of data, among other factors.
I’ve had a hard time finding an economic model that explains the different factors of my research topic. I want to look at how unemployment and suicide correlates vary in different states, and if the relationship between unemployment and suicide is different for men than for women.
Suicide is a very complex (and tragic) issue, and economic factors likely play a small role in suicide rates. I’m thinking about using a cost benefit analysis to predict suicide rates. (the cost of staying alive v. the benefits of committing suicide.) I am aware that his model greatly simplifies suicide, but I am trying to predict specifically how economic factors impact suicide rates.
Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it!