Suicide in America: A Test of Durkheim's Theory of Religious and Family Integration, 1933-1980

  title={Suicide in America: A Test of Durkheim's Theory of Religious and Family Integration, 1933-1980},
  author={K. D. Breault},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={628 - 656}
  • K. D. Breault
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • With a set of relevant controls, including population change, income, urbanity, unemployment, and female labor-force participaion, Durkheim's religious and family integration hypotheses are tested with new and highly reliable church membership rates and similar divorce rates. Eight data sets are analyzed at two levels of analysis, state and county: 50 states at six different times betwen 1933 and 1980 and 216 counties in 1970 and 1980. The religous and family integration variables are generally… CONTINUE READING
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