Year: 1969 Source: Journal of Biosocial Science, v.1, (1969), p.415-416 SIEC No: 19920573

Although the reviewer found that Cresswell & Smith do provide supporting evidence for their hypothesis that high suicide rates among male Cambridge students are related to male/female student ratios, he also states that they may be too ready to assume that the correlation is a causal one. Sainsbury feels that if other indices of social integration & isolation were included in the study & found to be associated with suicide, then the relative effects of the sex ratio could be tested. (1 ref.)