Year: 2002 Source: Social Forces, v.81, no.2, (December 2002), p.605-642 SIEC No: 20040047

This study examined the relationship of childhood family structure & suicide rates. Age-period & race- & sex-specific data regarding births to unwed mothers of the US general population were examined during the period 1915 to 1995. Results show that cohort characteristics theoretically linked to integration & regulation exhibited substantively strong & statistically significant relationships with changes in age-specific suicide rates during the period 1930-1995. Further findings are discussed. (99 refs)