Year: 2004 Source: Australian Political Science Association Conference, (2004: Adelaide), p.1-20 SIEC No: 20080596

The author explored comparative data from three diverse sources – Italy in the nineteenth century & Italy, India, & the United States in the late twentieth century – which demonstrate unexpected relationships between high levels of civic sociability & suicide. The data also suggest that the conventionally expected inverse relationship between social capital & suicide may be incorrect.