Year: 1970 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-Tulane University, 1970. 179p. SIEC No: 19831153

Testing of a theory inspired by Durkeim’s approach, utilizing aspects of social structure as independant variables and variations in the suicide rate as the dependant variable. The theory was tested at three levels, international country comparisons, by states and by large cities, to reveal the relationships among population increase, technological development and the division of labor. (KB)