Year: 1971 Source: New Hungarian Quarterly, v.12, no.42, (1971), p.143-155 SIEC No: 19850786

This study, published in 1971, suggests that “death by choice” has become a fundamental world-wide problem.It is most acute in Hungary, with a rate of 33.9 per 100,000 (1961-63). The author notes that Hungary’s high rate of suicide has remained unchanged, even in the face of war, revolution, decline of religion & the change of social systems. He states that the subject of suicide must become part of public thinking & social consciousness so that this phenomenon may be reduced & prevented. (NBB)