Current Research on Suicide and Parasuicide: Selected Proceedings of the Second European Symposium on Suicidal Behaviour, Edinburgh, June 1988

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impacting on community functions) it has significantly contributed to the prevalent social anomie and high suicide rate.

Since 1968 Hungary has continued to lead the world in terms of suicide rate. In 1986, the rate was 45.3, while in second-place Denmark it was 30.3. Regarding sociological parameters, Hungary's suicides in part correspond to those of other countries (a preponderance of elderly, males, and singles; distribution according to months and days of the week), while in other respects they show divergence (higher risk among rural agricultural population; greater frequency among Catholics than Protestants; brutal means employed).

The mystery of Hungary's suicide rate is explained by two phenomena, which are complex in themselves. One is the traditional acceptance of suicide and the other is the anomie that has become pervasive in Hungarian society since 1945, the most characteristic manifestation of which is the debilitation and disintegration of communities.


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Hankiss, E. ( 1979). "'Közösségek válsága és hiánya' ('The Crisis and Lack of Communities')", in E. Hankiss (ed.), Társadalmi csapdák: Diagnózisok (Social Pitfalls: Diagnoses), Budapest, Magvető.

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