Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.19, no.4, (Winter 1989), p.362-380 SIEC No: 19900160

Analyzes trends in the male-female suicide ratio in Australia, using data for the period 1901-85. The main finding is that by an index composed of the female participation rate in the labor force & the urbanization rate, is positively related to the male-female suicide ratio. Another finding is that the female suicide rate in Australia has been falling significantly since the mid-1960’s. (51 ref)