What could be the historical or sociological reason for the amazing increase in the death rate of whites aged 45-54?
Never once in history has a group suffered such a shared downtick n survivability
It won't let me post the graphs but they are shocking, aids in the 1980s style mortality
Thought of that. Article blames the heroin epidemic as a contributing factor along with ending career goals and lower standard of living from competition from overseas slave labor.
Anomie would be closer, what the Japanese feel today.
That suicide rate is shocking so is the death rate from heroin among upper class young whites.
Émile Durkheim's 1897 book Suicide is still relevant
Durkheim concluded that:
Suicide rates are higher in men than women (although married women who remained childless for a number of years ended up with a high suicide rate).
Suicide rates are higher for those who are single than those who are married.
Suicide rates are higher for people without children than people with children.
Suicide rates are higher among Protestants than Catholics and Jews.
Suicide rates are higher among soldiers than civilians.
Suicide rates are higher in times of peace than in times of war (the suicide rate in France fell after the coup d'etat of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, for example. War also reduced the suicide rate: after war broke out in 1866 between Austria and Italy, the suicide rate fell by 14% in both countries.)
Suicide rates are higher in Scandinavian countries.
The higher the education level, the more likely it was that an individual would choose suicide. However, Durkheim established that there is more correlation between an individual's religion and suicide rate than an individual's education level. Jewish people were generally highly educated but had a low suicide rate.
Because drugs are too fucking awesome. I've taken molly a few times and I can honestly say I would probably do that shit every day if not for me being a total bitch and wanting to live a normal lifestyle.