Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20792
Title: Gender differences in suicide risk by socio-demographic factors in Hong Kong
Authors: Kwan, YK
Ip, WC
Kwan, P
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Brunner/Mazel Inc
Source: Death studies, 2005, v. 29, no. 7, p. 645-663 How to cite?
Journal: Death Studies 
Abstract: Some peculiarly low male-to-female suicide ratios have been reported in the Far Eastern populations. This article attempts to investigate whether there are gender differences in suicide risk by socio-demographic factors in Hong Kong, and hereby to explain the low male-to-female suicide ratios. The effects of marital status, duration-of-residence, and occupational status on suicide are first studied by periodic suicide rates in 1990-1992, and 2000-2002, then by Poisson regression. Some interesting results are found: Unlike most findings elsewhere, migration in Hong Kong did not induce suicide; occupational status was negatively related to suicide only for men but not for women; the particularly low male-to-female suicide ratio was not due to a larger protection from marriage for men than for women as reported in the literature, but very probably to a very high suicide rate for the non-working population. The authors suggest some plausible explanations of the findings and hence further research to be conducted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20792
ISSN: 0748-1187
DOI: 10.1080/07481180591004543
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

4
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 19, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

4
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 13, 2017

Page view(s)

45
Last Week
4
Last month
Checked on Oct 16, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.