Year: 1996 Source: Death Studies, v.20, no.3, (May-June 1996), p.285-291 SIEC No: 19990116

The impact of female participation in the labour force on female suicide attitudes was explored in a national sample of 5559 American women. While a significant bivariate relationship is found, once controls are added for its covariates, female labour force participation is not related to female suicide attitudes. These findings are related to the debate between the role conflict & role expansionist theory of female labour force participation & female suicidal behaviour. (19 refs.)