Testing the Theory of Status Integration and Suicide Rates
Gibbs J P
Three dimensions of status integration – marital, parental & labor force, are cross-classified. 4 times the variance in suicide rate results from the combined dimensions, compared to any of the 3 considered individually. A chart provides statistics from 1969-1971 on the suicide rate of white females in the U.S.A. aged 16 to 75+, by status integration values.