Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 1p. SIEC No: 19861118

This is a summary of a paper that examines the rate of suicide among Chinese women in New York City. In 1978-80 suicide was the 4th cause of death for this group, in contast to 10th cause for the general population.Discontinuation of the anti-chinese law in 1965 & the resultant influx of chinese to America has accentuated the problem of suicide. Cultural & economic factors are also named as precipitants of self-destructive behavior among chinese women. (NBB)