Social correlates of suicide and homicide in the Austro-Hungarian empire in the 19th century

  • Giorgio Ausenda
  • David Lester
  • Bijou Yang
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Evidence was found for the role of social integration in affecting suicide rates both in a time-series analysis and in a regional analysis for the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The social correlates of the homicide rates were, however, quite different from those of the suicide rates.

Key words

Suicide Homicide Nineteenth century 


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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Ausenda
    • 1
  • David Lester
    • 2
  • Bijou Yang
    • 3
  1. 1.MilanItaly
  2. 2.Richard Stockton State CollegePomonaUSA
  3. 3.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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