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Inequality of suicide in South Korea: Unequal distribution of completed suicide and suicidal ideation

dc.contributor.advisorCohen, Philip N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jaeinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-25T05:35:28Z
dc.date.available2020-09-25T05:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/a7nk-tiho
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/26440
dc.description.abstractSuicide in South Korea, considered a serious social issue, has been investigated by a number of scholars in multidisciplinary fields. However, suicide continues to be framed and focused only on limited aspects, such as having an individual-level focus on problems they face in only biomedical and psychiatric factors or only macro-level social contextual factors. Those one-sided approaches contain flaws from paying little attention, which results in an incomprehensive understanding of suicide occurring in society. This dissertation has three primary aims to examine: (1) major influential factors of suicide rates in South Korea counties from 2005–2013, (2) gender, age group-specific influential factors of suicide rate of South Korea in 2005 and 2010, and (3) individual level inequality of suicidal ideation in South Korea from 2007–2017 controlling province level regional predictors. County-level suicide rates were lower in the counties with higher population density and crude birth rate. In contrast, counties with higher crude divorce rates had higher expected suicide rates. For age group- and gender-specific suicide rates, all age groups had higher suicide rates in 2010 than 2005 after holding all other variables constant. Especially for the elderly suicide rate, counties with a higher proportion of the elderly were associated with a lower suicide rate, indicating the social network effect. The risk of suicidal ideation was higher for females, older age groups, lower-income, unemployed, not currently married, negative health status (stressed, bad health, depression without care).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleInequality of suicide in South Korea: Unequal distribution of completed suicide and suicidal ideationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAsian studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSuicidal ideationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSuicide rateen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledVariationsen_US


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