Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.19, no.4, (Winter 1989), p.337-351 SIEC No: 19900158

Reports the second of 2 studies of the hypothesis that the economy affects suicide. In order to measure the impact of economic climate on suicidal ideation at the individual level, aggregate economic indicators were combined with individual-level measures of stressful events, symptoms, & suicidal ideation obtained in a survey of Los Angeles from 1978-82. The 2 studies revealed small associations between economic stress & suicide or suicidal ideation. (24 ref)