Year: 1990 Source: Psychology: A Journal of Human Behavior, v.27, no.2, (1990), p.47-52 SIEC No: 19910152

Examined whether a correlation exists between unemployment & suicide. Yearly Japanese male unemployment rates from 1961 to 1979, & suicide rates by age group for 10 year spans from age 15 to 75+ years were compared. A positive correlation was strongly supported between suicide & unemployment in Japanese males aged 35-54 years. (6 refs.)