Influencing Suicide Rates among the Elderly

The Suicide Prevention and Regulation Policies of Japan, the Netherlands, and South Korea

In: Comparative Sociology
Angela Louise C. Rosario Ateneo de Manila University

Search for other papers by Angela Louise C. Rosario in
Current site
Google Scholar
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution


Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):



By focusing on the elderly suicide rates, this study lays out the different suicide regulation and prevention policies of three developed countries – Japan, the Netherlands, and South Korea. The main goal is to compare and analyze how these policies, with disparate ways of handling suicide, influence elderly suicide rates in relation with their countries’ respective differing suicide determinants. By applying the ‘Method for Synthesizing about Public Policies’ created by Morestin, Gauvin, Hogue, and Benoit to check the status of efficiency and of any issues of public policies, it concludes that South Korea shows promise, while Japan’s suicide rates have certainly been scaling down. Conversely, in terms of the use of euthanasia, suicide rates in the Netherlands have been continuously rising.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 764 150 12
Full Text Views 159 42 0
PDF Views & Downloads 210 87 0