Farmer Suicide Contagion in India

Ravi, S (2015) Farmer Suicide Contagion in India. UNSPECIFIED. Brookings Institution India Center.

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Abstract

Health (mental and physical) concerns are the leading causes of suicides in India, accounting for over 20% of all suicides. Bankruptcy and indebtedness account for less than 5% of all suicides. Housewives comprise the largest share of suicides (18%); while farmers comprise 11%. Suicides among most demographics are declining over time and farmer suicides are declining the fastest. Suicide ‘contagion’ can occur if suicides are overly dramatized and/or played up. Research shows that responsible media coverage of suicides can play an important role in curbing suicide contagions.

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Ravi, SUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Concerns, Farmer Suicide Contagion
Subjects: Business and Management
Family Business and Wealth Management
Depositing User: Veeramani R
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 14:59
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 19:21
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/391
Publisher URL: http://www.brookings.in
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