Year: 1993 Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, v.243, no.1, (July 1993), p.54-55 SIEC No: 20100893

Modern correlation analyses confirm Durkheim’s (1888) conclusion that lower birth rates in European nations are associated with higher suicide rates for both data from the 1870s and from 1980. Countries in this study included Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England & Wales, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, & Switzerland. (7 refs.) JA