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Promoting collective well-being as a means of defying the odds: Drought in the Goulburn Valley, Australia

Congues, Janet


The legacies of drought events include sobering statistics about rural community well-being. Countries such as France, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America contend with high rates of suicide among farmers (Gregoire, 2002). Australian suicide statistics within the agricultural sector, heading into the drought in 2006, suggested that a male farmer committed suicide once every 4 days (Page & Fragar, 2002). More recent studies suggested that within the state of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Rural Society
DOI: 10.1080/10371656.2014.11082067


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