Year: 1992 Source: Sociological Forum, v.7, no.4, (December 1992), p.661-677 SIEC No: 19930636

In this study, 2 hypotheses were evaluated: 1) in 1971 the effects of married female labour force participation in Canada increased suicide risk for both men & women, due to the relative antipathy of society toward female workers; & 2) in 1981 suicide risk would decrease for men & women because of net positive gains (psychological & material) in a context of widespread acceptance of women’s involvement in the paid economy. Multivariate analysis provided support for both hypotheses. (50 refs.)