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.


Chet Kaminski and David Stuckler

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich


Samantha Fields and Molly Webster

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