Year: 1977 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.7, no.4, (1977), p.230-235 SIEC No: 19831823

The adoption by sociologists engaged in suicide studies of a macrolevel analysis of cultural data is proposed. It is asserted that an examination of cultural factors contributing to individual stress & cultural phenomena undergoing rapid change can lead to a clearer understanding of the suicidal individual in his cultural context & the developmentof suicide prevention programs. An analysis of data correlating the % of white women in the labour force is presented as an example of the application.