Year: 1982 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.12, no.2, (1982), p.67-83 SIEC No: 19831385

Analysed 1975 data on 193 suicides to assess changes and continuities in the etiology of suicide. A significant change in the correlates of suicide was a shift in the group with the highest rate from the elderly to relatively young age group. A tentative explanation for this new pattern is suggested in terms of youth culture & underemployment. Continuities in the traditional etiology of suicide included the findings that males, persons in manual occupations, white and immigrants had high rates.