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Recession increased UK suicides – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on August 15th, 2012.

New research suggests that over 1000 people have committed suicide due to the 2008-2010 economic recession in the UK Drawing on national health and unemployment databases, UK researchers have calculated the number of excess suicides attributable to the financial crisis by looking at the total number which were over and above historical trends. Their research […]

NZ Herald: Recession eclipses planet’s problems

Peter Griffin posted in on March 29th, 2010.

Eloise Gibson of the NZ Herald writes about the results of a recent survey showing that, over the last year, Kiwi concern about the need for urgent action on climate change, and other environmental issues, has dropped slightly. It is thought that part of the reason for this has been last year’s recession, in which […]

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