Year: 2010 Source: Public Health, v.124, no.1, (January 2010), p.49-54 SIEC No: 20100388

This study investigated the relationship between secular trends in unemployment & suicide in Taiwan. The study used a time-series analysis design. Rises in unemploymnet were associated with an increase in male suicide rates, but evidence for an association in females was limited. In the model controlling for changes in gross domestic product per capita, gross domestic product growth, divorce, & female labour force participation, for every 1% rise in unemployment, male suicide rates increased by 3.1 per 100,000. There was no evidence for a difference in the strength of association between men of different ages. (29 refs.)