Year: 1990 Source: Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press, 1990. p.71-94 SIEC No: 19950387

This chapter examines the strength & the nature of the association between unemployment & suicidal behaviour. The available literature is reviewed. 2 Dutch studies are presented in more detail. The first of these studies did not yield conclusive evidence about causal links between depressed mood, unemployment & suicidal behaviour. The second study showed that being unemployed increased the probability of suicidal behaviour, but only in the presence of a “suicidal behavior repertoire”. (29 refs.)