Protesters participate in the Unteilbar 'indivisible' march against racism, exclusion and exploitation and for an open society on October 13, in Berlin, Germany. Organizers of the march decry the growing divisions in European society that they claim are being fuelled by policies that accentuate the gap between rich and poor, that prioritize security over human rights and that promote nationalism over inclusion. Tens of thousands on the streets of Berlin for solidarity and against the global far-right. For an Open and Free Society:
But his popularity among these voters has also put an unexpected spotlight on their grievances—whether they feel left behind by globalization and immigration or resentful of an elite political class that seems to ignore them. Do poor white Americans suddenly feel more disgruntled than ever, or are the rest of us just now paying attention?
How much of their pique has to do with economic factors versus matters of race or, simply, health? And what does it all mean for American politics—in and beyond? To answer those questions and more, Politico editor Susan Glasser and chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush convened four scholars from our Politico 50 list who have studied the history of white people in America and documented their recent troubles; Thrush also interviewed J.
Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, a bestselling memoir about working-class white culture. In a way, they all said, the discontent that propelled Trump to the nomination has been a long time coming. Anne Case, Princeton University economist: Angus and I touched a nerve last fall when we published a piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that documented that, among white non-Hispanics in middle age, mortality, after having fallen for large parts of the last century, actually turned up and started to go the wrong way.
Partly the surprise is that it is not just men; it is men and women. And it appears to be happening all over the country. And that resonated in this political season.
When I first read it, I was struck by the parallel between that and what happened to males after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Why is this happening to these people?
Angus Deaton, Princeton University economist: So, this is not something that happened after the financial crash, for instance. The second thing is that this is much worse for people who have a high school degree and no B.
As far as the campaigns, the obvious story which everybody sort of seized on, including [the economist] Joe Stiglitzwho is advising Hillary Clinton, was this has to do with the stagnation of wages over a long period of time.
One thing about the Soviet Union, as many people have drawn that comparison, is that the trend there was men only. In the United States, this is not men only. The Soviet Union was largely alcohol-fueled.
Alcohol plays a part here, but opioids and heroin play a much larger part. A lot of what was happening in the Soviet Union was their mortality rates were artificially low before the collapse of the Soviet Union.- Suicide has been rising at alarming rates; the overall suicide rate for children and adolescents has increased over % since the s.
(Miller, ) Adolescent children are screaming out for our help, are we just ignoring the signs or do we not care. Schrobsdorff proposed that the cause for the decline is the social climate that teenagers experience. She attributes this climate to social media, smart phones, and school pressures.
The alarming suicide rate among students highlights the reality that our younger generation is really prone to this problem of suicide and it is very important to find ways to deal with this problem.
A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation The current strategy is well regarded nationally and internationally, however, it and the Action Plan have come to an end.
A draft of a new strategy, which builds off the current strategy, has been developed and was released for public consultation on 12 April Suicide in Japan has become a major national social issue.
  Japan has a relatively high suicide rate compared to other countries, but the number of suicides is declining and as of has been under 30, for three consecutive years. . The Rising Problem of Suicides in Our Society and How to Deal with It.