Year: 2007 Source: American Journal of Sociology, v.112, no.6, (May 2007), p.1848-1885 SIEC No: 20080367

This study examined the structural correlates of Hispanic suicide at the metropolitan level using Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Records & 2000 census data. Competing hypotheses regarding the effects of immigration, assimilation, affluence, economic disadvantage, & ethnic inequality were tested. Findings point to multiple forces & complex relationships among social structure, culture, & Hispanic suicide. Findings also suggest these factors have unique effects on native-born versus immigrant populations. (83 refs.)