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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Isaac Swensenen
dc.contributor.authorHossain, Md Tahmeeden
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-25T18:46:25Z
dc.date.available2022-02-25T18:46:25Z
dc.date.issued2021en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/16269en
dc.description.abstractSuicidal deaths of high school-aged youths (14-to-18-year-olds) have almost doubled over the past decade. School safety tip lines, an anonymous reporting method that enables students to submit tips about their suicidal friends and classmates, have emerged as a potential solution to reduce youth suicide. Using data from the CDC's Multiple Causes of Death data for the period 1999-2018, this is the first study to formally investigate the effect of introducing school safety tip lines on youth suicide prevention. My primary identification strategy is a difference-in-differences (DID) method that exploits variation in the timing of the adoption of the safety tip lines across states. I also employ a synthetic control method (SCM) as an alternative identification strategy to compare suicide rates in Colorado and Michigan (early adopters of tip line mobile applications and websites) to non-adopting states before and after the adoption of tip lines. Despite the existence of anecdotal evidence of tip lines saving many high-school students from committing suicides, I find little evidence that tip lines have reduced completed suicides among 14-to-18-year-old youths.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshSuicideen
dc.subject.lcshHigh schoolsen
dc.subject.lcshYouth--Services foren
dc.subject.lcshEvaluationen
dc.titleThe effect of school safety tip lines on youth suicide preventionen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2021 by Md Tahmeed Hossainen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Mariana Carrera; Melissa C. LoPaloen
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage67en
mus.data.thumbpage17en


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