### Philosophy

Those that say money doesn’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop.

### Primary Research Question (Micro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita?

**Hypothesis: **

Suicide rate decreases as income per capita increases.

**Data Set & Description of Research Question: **

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita (micro analysis).

**Variables: **

### Secondary Research Question (Macro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization?

**Hypothesis: **

Suicide rate decreases as urbanization increases.

**Data Set & Description of Research Question: **

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization (macro analysis).

**Variables:**

### Tertiary Research Question (Macro, Opposite of Primary Question):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate?

**Hypothesis: **

Suicide rate increases as employment rate decreases.

**Data Set & Description of Research Question: **

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate.

**Variables: **

### Literature Review:

**Suicide rates increase as income per capita increases.**

**Suicide rates increase as urbanization increases.**

**Suicide rates increase as employment rate decreases.**

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