Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.3, (1988), p.270-278 SIEC No: 19880717

This study explored the relationship between the employment of married women (part-time & full-time) & suicide & homicide rates. In the U.S. homicide rates were higher in states where a greater percentage of married women worked full-time. In contrast, suicide rates were more strongly related to indices of social intregration e.g. interstate migration & divorce rates. Results are discussed in terms of social attitudes in various regions of the U.S. & the stresses created by women’s working.(GW)