Year: 1972 Source: American Journal of Sociology, v.78, no.3, (1972), p.657-673 SIEC No: 19832159

This paper presents a further specification of Durkheim’s theory of suicide. A propositional theory is developed relating population growth, technological development, changes in the division of labour & social integration and suicide rates. Results are mixed but are generally as predicted. Strongest support results from the relationships between changes in level of technology, the division of labour, social integration & suicide rates.