Anne Chao, C. K. Law, P. C. Li and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099425
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207431 | DOI:

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This chapter presents an overview of suicide in Taiwan to set out a timely and cost effective measure for preventing suicide in the future. It first presents the epidemiological profile of those who have died by suicide and the methods employed, using the official data for 1983–2003. It also evaluates whether there is a significant geographical variation between the urban and rural areas due to substantial discrepancies of living standard, income inequality, financial resources, transportation links, and public facilities between two areas.

Keywords: suicide; Taiwan; urban areas; rural areas; living standard; income inequality; financial resources; transportation links; public facilities

Chapter.  4883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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