Year: 1972 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.441 SIEC No: 19910673

This brief article discusses the rising suicide rate among the elderly in Buenos Aires. The author suggests many social factors which account for increases suicide among the aged, including rapid urbanization, the decline to the extended family, political & economic crises, accelerating social change, & a “tense generational struggle for survival”. (VM)