Year: 1991 Source: Psychological Reports, v.69, no.3, pt.2, Special Issue, (December 1991), p.1082 SIEC No: 19920358

The present study was designed to explore what factors are related to the rate with which citizens from 13 European nations emigrate to the USA. The strongest correlate of the emigration rate was the percent of people from the nation already in the USA. Controlling for this variable by means of partial correlation coefficients yielded a significant association with the suicide rate of the nation. Nations with higher suicide rates in 1955 had lower emigration rates. (4 refs.)