More Unemployment, More Murders and Suicides

New research illustrates the public health affects of a recession.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A new study reveals a surprising cost of rising unemployment: during a recession, murder and suicide rates increase. The solution? Support groups. Here to tell us more is study co-author David Stuckler, a sociologist fellow at Oxford University. Stuckler is joined by American Chet Kaminski, currently an accountant who this past spring was compelled to join a social unemployment network after eight months without a job.

You can read the study about the public health affects of job loss by checking out the journal article in this week's issue of the medical journal, The Lancet.

Guests:

Chet Kaminski and David Stuckler

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Samantha Fields and Molly Webster

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