Pealkiri: 

Role of social welfare in European suicide prevention

Autorid: Yur'yev A , Värnik A , Värnik P , Sisask M , Leppik L
Väljaandja/tellija: International Journal of Social Welfare
Märksõnad: vaimne tervis, suitsiidid, Euroopa, hoiakud
Välja antud: 2012
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Yur'yev A, Värnik A, Värnik P, Sisask M, Leppik L. Role of social welfare in European suicide prevention. International Journal of Social Welfare 2012;21(1):26-33.
Alamvaldkonnad:Vaimne tervis
Sotsiaalmajanduslikud näitajad
Kirjeldus: Mental health and wellbeing are fundamental to the quality of life. They enable human beings to perceive life as meaningful and to be creative, active citizens. This study investigated the relationship between suicide mortality and social expenditure in 26 European countries. It explored attitudes towards welfare systems and their relationship with suicide mortality, and compared attitudes towards welfare provision in Eastern and Western Europe. The World Health Organization suicide data and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development social expenditure data for 1980-2005 were used. Correlations between social expenditure and suicide trends were negative in most countries for both genders. Inverse correlations between attitudes towards welfare provision and suicide mortality rates were demonstrated for males only. Differences in attitudes were found between Eastern and Western European countries - confidence in the welfare system was found to be stronger in Western Europe. The authors concluded that higher social expenditure and greater confidence in welfare provision had suicide-preventive effects.