Year: 1998 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.28, (1998), p.209-218 SIEC No: 19980003

A case-control design was used to examine the association between unemployment & the risk of medically serious suicide attempts in a comparison of 302 attempters & 1028 randomly selected controls. Individuals who had made serious suicide attempts reported higher rates of current unemployment than control subjects. The association was similar for males & females. However, study results also showed that exposure to unemployment made only a small contribution to suicide attempt risk. (34 refs.)