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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
dc.contributor.authorLeung, CMC
dc.contributor.editorMaurizio Pompili
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T12:32:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T12:32:27Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-01-31T04:18:56Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781608054275
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/978160805049911201010107
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56320
dc.description.abstractLiterature has widely documented the positive association of unemployment with suicide. Since 1997, the transition of suicide rate has been in line with the unemployment rate in Hong Kong. We aim to examine the suicide risk ratio between the unemployed and the employed during the period of 2003-2006 by age and gender, and explore such unknown suicide-related socioeconomic factors as living arrangement and marital status among the unemployed. Descriptive analysis and Chi-square Test are employed. Results show that not every member in the community can benefit from economic recovery, for the unemployed individuals tend to face heightened risks of completing suicide in times of economic recovery. For developing an effective strategy for suicide prevention, the government should put more effort to empower unemployed individuals.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.benthamscience.com
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSuicide: A Global Perspective
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom107
dc.relation.ispartofpageto113
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714
dc.titleThe Impact of Unemployment on Suicide Rate in Hong Kong during the Period of Economic Recovery, 2003-2006
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLaw, Chi Kin


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