Year: 1972 Source: Sociological Quarterly, v.13, no.2, (Spring 1972), p.253-258 SIEC No: 19831876

Discusses contradictory sociological evidence on the relation between suicide & social status. Postulates that societies in different stages of development may show different patterns of suicide etiology & thus the suicide rates of different social strata may change over time. Examined suicide in Taiwan, using educational attainment as a status indicator, rather than “usual” occupations as in previous studies. Concludes that the relation between suicide & social status is negative. (15 ref)