Education and Suicide: the Quality of Life Among Modern Americans
Saucer P R
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.