Dark Side of Economic Growth: A Case Study of the Relationship between Economic Growth and Suicide Mortality

Rajagukguk, Wilson and Samosir, Perak and Budiono, John Tampil Purba and Sidik and Adirinekso, Gidion P. (2020) Dark Side of Economic Growth: A Case Study of the Relationship between Economic Growth and Suicide Mortality. In: Proceedings of the 5th NA International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Detroit, Michigan, USA. IEOM Society International, pp. 1474-1482. ISBN 978 0 9855497 8 7

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Economic growth is often associated with the welfare improvement. However, data show they can relate conversely. Behind economic growth there is dark side, among others is suicide mortality. This study aims to investigate the relationship between economic growth and suicide mortality. This research was done for 180 countries in the world in 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2016. The dependent variables are suicide mortality rate (per 100,000 population), female suicide mortality rate (per 100,000 female population), and male suicide mortality rate (per 100,000 male population). Meanwhile, the independent variables are GDP per capita growth (annual %), tuberculosis case detection rate (%, all forms), and total alcohol consumption per capita (liters of pure alcohol, projected estimates, 15+ years of age). The method used was multiple multivariate linear regression analyses. The results of data analysis found that the GDP per capita growth, tuberculosis case detection rate, and total alcohol consumption per capita had positive and significant association with the three suicide mortality rates in the world. Keywords Dark side, suicide, economic growth, alcohol consumption, and tuberculosis.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Economic history and conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCES > Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic growth, development, planning
Depositing User: Ms Sari Mentari Simanjuntak
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 02:32
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 08:15
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/3229

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