Year: 1985 Source: Canberra, A.C.T.: Australian National University Press, (September 1985). 22p. SIEC No: 20030784

This study attempted to determine whether increasing levels of unemployment amongst young Australian males from 1966 to 1982 induced increasing levels of suicide amongst this group. Evidence is presented that the suicide rate increased during the same period that the unemployment rate increased. Other explanations for this correlation are discussed. The authors conclude that additional suicides, induced by the increased levels of unemployment amongst young males, is one further social cost to be ascribed to this unemployment. (11 refs) (SC)