Year: 1994 Source: Social Forces, v.72, no.4, (June 1994), p.1121-1147 SIEC No: 20041184

In the context of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec during the late 1950s, the authors devote specific attention to the widening sex differential in suicide rates from 1931 to 1986. They reconceptualize sex roles & suicide in the context of modernization theory & then consider the Quebec case. They argue that the differential can be explained by the presence of varied integrating & regulating structures in society for men & women, & conclude that the breakdown in traditional forms of these structures will continue to engender a widening of the sex differential in suicide risk. (72 refs)