Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.87-89 SIEC No: 19880759

This is a summary of a Portuguese study which analyzed suicide rates by sex, age, marital & parental status, & profession (1955-85) & suicide & cirrhosis rates by sex & profession (1980-85) to determine if increasing female autonomy has influenced the relationship between male & female suicide rates. Results indicate that the female suicide rate will continue to rise along with female independence due to increasing alcoholism, fewer emotional connections & greater professional involvement.