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In this paper we provide a description of the different structural determinants, such as social capital, trust, socioeconomic context, among others,?that may explain the changes in suicidal behaviors in different age and sex groups in Spain. Our findings indicate that the impact of different determinants on suicide may vary considerably from one group to another.

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The present study is relevant in that it offers a more sociological view of the problem of suicide as opposed to other explanations from the field of psychology and psychiatry that tend to emphasize individual determinants (mental health and risk behaviors).

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This page is a summary of: Structural determinants of suicide during the global financial crisis in Spain: Integrating explanations to understand a complex public health problem, PLoS ONE, March 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247759.
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