Suicide, unemployment and gender in the British Isles and European Economic Community (1974–1985) A hidden epidemic?

Authors: Pritchard, C.

Journal: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Volume: 23

Pages: 85-89

ISSN: 0933-7954

DOI: 10.1007/BF01788426


A decade of mortality statistics from the EEC and the British Isles are examined. They show significant increases in suicide rates, especially for males. Comparative rates of unemployment are presented and an association is postulated.

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