Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, v.30, no.1, (February 1993), p.1-12 SIEC No: 20010680

The “syndrome of polarities” whereby rates for social indicators such as divorce, suicide, & crime rise from east to west is often noted in studies of Canadian regional differences. There are, however, reasons to view this polarity as an historical remnant, & this paper shows a convergence in regional suicide & divorce rates since 1921. The trend is tied in with a recent analysis of regional crime rates. (49 refs.)