Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.22-29 SIEC No: 19900587

This chapter explains the sociological reasons for Hungary’s high suicide rate. Rates of suicide are provided, & examined by region, religion, family status, method, time of suicide, & sex. The author proposes numerous reasons for the high rate, for example: many famous Hungarians have committed suicide, creating romantic cults & legends; the weakening of communities after World War II (Durkheim’s anomie); & underdeveloped support networks. (VM)