Stack, S. (1998). Education and Risk of Suicide: An Analysis of African Americans.Sociological Focus, 31(3), 295-302.
Gains in educational attainment for African Americans since the 1960s have not resulted in corresponding gains in economic success, a situation that can promote anomic suicide. Observers of African American suicide have also argued that middle-class aspirants tend to have weak communal ties or low social integration. A logistic regression analysis of recently released, national individual-level data for 1989 finds that, for every year of education, the odds of suicide among African American males increase 8%. In contrast, for white males, each year of education lowers the odds of suicide by 2%. For African Americans, the structural imbalance between educational means & economic ends is associated with a positive link between education & suicide. 1 Table, 41 References. Adapted from the source document.
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