Year: 1999 Source: Social Forces, v.77, no.3, (1999), p.1049-1080 SIEC No: 20031331

The authors examine the social integration-regulation suicide thesis, & develop & test a racial inequality suicide thesis to explain how socioeconomic status inequities between black & whites influence suicide risk among black males. Their findings demonstrate that the risk of black male suicide is higher in areas where occupational & income inequalities between blacks & whites are greater. Further findings & suggestions for future research are also discussed. (99 refs)