How work can lead to suicide in a globalised economy

Source: Sarah Waters, Jenny Chan, The Conversation, August 16, 2016

….Workplace suicides are sharply on the rise internationally, with increasing numbers of employees choosing to take their own lives in the face of extreme pressures at work. Recent studies in the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Taiwan all point to a steep rise in suicides in the context of a generalised deterioration in working conditions…..