Female suicide and the concept of the midlife crisis / Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA), Ahmed Tohamy (University of Warwick) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserOswald, Andrew J. ; Tohamy, Ahmed
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10759
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The idea that humans - especially females - are prone to some form of 'midlife crisis' has typically been viewed with extreme skepticism by social scientists. We point out the potential equivalence between an age U-shape in a new well-being literature and a matching hill-shape in especially female suicide risk (evident in 28 countries and visible in the United States even 30 years ago). This concordance between two currently separate kinds of evidence, including a result on non-human primates, is apparently not known to many researchers or public commentators. It may be necessary to reconsider traditional thinking on the midlife crisis.