Year: 1972 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.2, no.3, (Fall 1972), p.194-208 SIEC No: 19860343

To explore suicide as perceived by young adults, the middle-aged, and old people, an area sample of 317 Detroit subjects, whose ages placed them in one of these three generations, was administered a questionnaire concerning their beliefs about the generations and suicide and their self-reported relationship to suicide. All generations believed lower economic status leads to a greater death wish; young adults and males know more of suicide; & generations do not differ in desire to die.