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The Connection Between Poverty, Inequality and Firearm Violence

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Circumstances in U.S. urban centers go hand in hand with gun violence, UCLA Luskin’s Mark Kaplan says
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Studying the Link Between Poverty and Suicides

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New research shows that poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures
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Study Explains Link Between Heavy Alcohol Use and Suicides During Economic Downturns

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Social Welfare professor Mark Kaplan and colleagues found that increase in high-risk drinking during the Great Recession may explain rise in alcohol-related suicides by men — but not women — during period of overall decline in alcohol use.
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Examining the Link Between Gun Laws and Suicides

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Luskin professor and his student find that states with most-restrictive gun laws have a reduced rate of firearm suicides among older males
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Mark Kaplan Says There is Lack of Analysis of the Military as a Social Setting

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The social welfare professor discussed mental health and suicide prevention for veterans on NPR.
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Availability of alcohol linked to alcohol-related suicides

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Study by Social Welfare professor Mark Kaplan measures impacts of off-premise and on-premise alcohol outlet density.
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In studying suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame

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Social welfare professor Mark Kaplan says raising awareness about suicide is a key to preventing it.