Year: 1993 Source: Psychological Reports, v.73, no.2, (October 1993), p.637-638 SIEC No: 19931044

It was hypothesized that Americans with more education would have a higher suicide rate & a lower homicide rate than less educated Americans. Results indicated that suicide rates were not significantly correlated with either the high school or college completion rates whereas homicide rates were, but at a low magnitude. These results do not support a hypothesis put forth by Henry & Short (1954) that suicide, in contrast to homicide, is more probable in good times & less probable in poor times.