Year: 1991 Source: Psychological Reports, v.69, no.3, pt.1, (December 1991), p.735-738 SIEC No: 19920352

This study aims to provide a framework for examining the social context of suicide. Microsocionomics focusses on the influence of events on the individual’s social life. In the case of divorce, according to Durkheim’s theory, the social integration of the divorced person is weakened, making suicide more likely. A macrosocionomic approach in contrast focusses on what effects a high divorce rate might have on other societal members beyond those experienced by the divorced people themselves.