Women's fatalistic suicide in Iran: a partial test of Durkheim in an Islamic Republic.

  title={Women's fatalistic suicide in Iran: a partial test of Durkheim in an Islamic Republic.},
  author={Akbar Aliverdinia and William Alex Pridemore},
  journal={Violence against women},
  volume={15 3},
Durkheim's theory of fatalistic suicide, or suicide resulting from overregulation of behavior, has been neglected empirically. The authors test this hypothesis in Iran by examining the geographic distribution of female suicide. Employing the province as the unit of analysis, they examine the association between female suicide rates and multiple measures of social control of women, with rates expected to be higher in areas with greater social regulation of the lives of women and stronger… CONTINUE READING

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