Year: 1981 Source: Basic and Applied Social Psychology, v.2, no.3, (September 1981), p.205-218 SIEC No: 19860002

This paper performs a systematic cross-national investigation of the impact of the lowered integration & culture shock associated with international migration on the suicide rate in 34 nations. A multiple regression analysis indicates that the rate of immigration affects the incidence of suicide independent of 2 control variables, the proportion of the population over 65, & female participation in the labor force, an indicator drawn from the status integration approach to suicide.