Durkheim on Religion and Suicide - A Demographic Critique

@article{Day1987DurkheimOR,
  title={Durkheim on Religion and Suicide - A Demographic Critique},
  author={L. Day},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={1987},
  volume={21},
  pages={449 - 461}
}
  • L. Day
  • Published 1987
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Employing essentially the same method as Durkheim - but with data that, while largely contemporaneous with those he used, are arguably better suited to the task - it is considered whether there is any empirical basis, even in Durkheim's terms, for one of his best known and most significant theoretical statements: that based on the analysis of differential suicide rates between Catholic and Protestant populations. Analysis of data from Prussia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands affords no support… CONTINUE READING
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