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Hopelessness, demoralization and suicide behaviour: the backdrop to welfare reform in Australia

Butterworth, Peter; Fairweather, Kate; Windsor, Timothy; Anstey, Kaarin


Objectives: To estimate rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, and psychological characteristics of demoralization among Australian income support recipients. To provide information for policy-makers to inform the current welfare reform discussion. Method: Data from the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing were analysed using sequential logistic regression models, comparing working age people dependent on government income support payments with those having other main sources...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2006.01864.x


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