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Suicide rates soar in Greece as economic cuts hurt citizens

The effect of economic cuts on debt ravaged Greece included a dramatic rise in the number of men committing suicide, according to new research. This is the first to examine the direct impact of fiscal austerity on suicide rates in any country. According to the research, every one per cent fall in government spending in Greece leads to a 0.43 per cent rise in suicides among men. Put simply, 551 men committed suicide between 2009 and 2010 in Greece solely due to fiscal austerity.
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