Year: 1986 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.32, no.1, (Spring 1986), p.14-21 SIEC No: 19861443

Canadian data shows support for an effect of migration on suicide. Findings are consistent with the culture shock hypothesis that because migration involves severing ties with the community of origin & adjusting to a new environment, provinces with high rates of migration experience high rates of suicide. A province’s % of the population who have university education was negatively related to suicide. Findings corroborate the results derived by Stack(1980) & Durkheim’s theory.