Introduction

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Michiko Ueda
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
Chapter
Part of the Economy and Social Inclusion book series (ESI)

Abstract

Suicide is a significant social issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Although suicide rates have consistently been highest in the elderly, suicide is among the leading causes of death of youths in many countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 1
  • Michiko Ueda
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsThe University of TokyoBunkyō, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  3. 3.Osaka School of International Public PolicyOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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