Fox, again, is running an article on male suicide trends during the financial crisis. I noticed something extra. But lets look at what they were saying first:
The increases occurred among men, rising 3.3 percent in 2009 compared with this trend, says the study, published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Among women, though, there was an overall decline of 0.5 percent in 2009 compared with what would have been expected if the crisis had not occurred.
The point they focus on is that suicide trends were more pronounced where job losses were the greatest. They make no attempt to explain the decline in female suicide rates.
A closer reading suggests another factor. We have seen data correlating marriage longevity to education and income. Keep that in mind when reading the other breakdown they noted:
In the Americas, the biggest increase was among men aged 45-64, which saw a rise of 5.2 percent
Who are those men? Mainly baby boomers. Which group has led the divorce pandemic? Baby boomers. Baby boomer women therefore continued to chase an EPL life, jettisoning their husbands while they were already down, or vulnerable. This is opinion, not analysis. Perhaps Dalrock will delve in.
Odd isnt it that the increase in male suicide coincides with a decrease in female suicide. Can we expect a spike in female suicide in a few years when emptying the litter box has become more of a chore than picking up the jerk’s dirty socks?
[wow that was poorly written in haste. But I’m going to leave it up]