3.26M - • Suicide varies inversely with the degree of...

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March 26, 2007 Coefficient of preservation: EG: married men with relation to unmarried men is 3. That means for every 1 married person who commits suicide, 3 unmarried men commit suicide for men aged 25. If the coefficient is more than one there is a preservation. In this case marriage is preserving life. Coefficient of aggravation: Something that aggravates sucide. If it’s less than 1 there is some sort of aggravation. Unmarried people more likely to commit suicide. Widowed men are more likely to commit suicide than widowed women. At age group 40-50 marriage has the highest preservation factor. Widowed women are happier than widowed men. People with children commit less suicide compared to people with no children. Durkheim thinks this has to do with children and spouses being a society.
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Unformatted text preview: • Suicide varies inversely with the degree of integration. The more integrated the religious society is the less suicide. The more integrated the domestic society the less suicide. The more integrated political society the less suicide. Suicide rate has to due with social integration. Religion, domestics, and political are all societies. The more socially integrated one is the less likely one is to commit suicide. • Suicide rates increase with disintegration. • Men are more egoistic than females and thus are more likely to commit suicide. • Egoistic suicide happens when the individual escapes society suicide. • Altruistic suicide happens when the society holds the individual so tightly that they commit suicide. EG mass suicides of heavens gate and jim jones cult. Suicide bombers....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 313 taught by Professor Shruti during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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