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The Effect of Temperature on Suicide: A Meta-Analysis

Author: Bc. Daniel Bartušek
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková Ph.D.
Consultants:
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 60
Awards and prizes:
Link: https://ckis.cuni.cz:443/F/?func=direct&doc_number=002447995&local_base=CKS01&format=999
Abstract: In this thesis I investigate the empirical evidence on the relationship between
temperature and suicide rates. The previous survey on the relationship suggested that a 1°C increase in temperature is associated with a 1% increase in
suicide risk. An estimate of this magnitude would play a significant role in the
computation of the social cost of carbon, a concept used to set climate-related
regulations by policymakers around the world. I challenge this conclusion using
novel, state-of-the-art meta-analysis methods. By expanding the dataset and
correcting for publication bias I show that the effect of temperature on suicide
rates is three times less than previously suggested, deeming the relationship
economically insignificant. Moreover, I did not find any robust evidence for a
specific study design that would systematically influence the magnitude of the
estimated effect quantifying this relationship.
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