Year: 1989 Source: International Journal of Comparative Sociology, v.30, (1989a), p.235-238 SIEC No: 20021134

A set of social indicators available for a sample of 47 modern nations was factor analyzed, and two independent measures were identified which appeared to tap social integration and social regulation. The 47 nations were then categorized as high, moderate or low in each of the two dimensions and classified into a 3-by-3 cell array. The suicide rates of the nations in this array were not in accord with Durkheim’s theory. (9 refs)