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Sex, Marital Status and Suicide

Walter R. Gove
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Vol. 13, No. 2 (Jun., 1972), pp. 204-213
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2136902
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Sex, Marital Status and Suicide
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Abstract

In this paper the suicidal behavior of men and women is analyzed for the purpose of increasing our understanding of the roles they occupy in our society. In general it appears that women have been experiencing an increase in stress relative to men. When we look at the relationship between sex, marital status and suicidal behavior, it is evident that there is a greater disparity between being married and being single (or widowed, divorced) for men than for women. These results tend to confirm earlier findings with respect to sex differences in the areas of mental illness and psychological well-being.

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