Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone.

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    • Abstract:
      ABSTRACT Social isolation, as measured by living alone, is hypothesized to be a cause of mortality due to suicide and alcoholism. A detailed methodological argument is presented for using aggregate evidence to test this hypothesis. Analysis of data from 389 American cities demonstrates that living alone is strongly related to two types of mortality: suicide and alcoholism. Evidence is presented that the relationships found in these data are not due to social drift, and that there are solid grounds for concluding the relationships are causal. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Vanderbilt University
      2Virginia Polytechnic Institute
      3State University
    • ISSN:
      0037-7732
    • Accession Number:
      10.2307/2577317
    • Accession Number:
      5283920
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOVE, W. R.; HUGHES, M. Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone. Social Forces, [s. l.], v. 58, n. 4, p. 1157–1177, 1980. DOI 10.2307/2577317. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=5283920&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 6 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gove WR, Hughes M. Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone. Social Forces. 1980;58(4):1157-1177. doi:10.2307/2577317.
    • APA:
      Gove, W. R., & Hughes, M. (1980). Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone. Social Forces, 58(4), 1157–1177. https://doi.org/10.2307/2577317
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gove, Walter R., and Michael Hughes. 1980. “Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone.” Social Forces 58 (4): 1157–77. doi:10.2307/2577317.
    • Harvard:
      Gove, W. R. and Hughes, M. (1980) ‘Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone’, Social Forces, 58(4), pp. 1157–1177. doi: 10.2307/2577317.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gove, WR & Hughes, M 1980, ‘Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone’, Social Forces, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 1157–1177, viewed 6 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gove, Walter R., and Michael Hughes. “Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone.” Social Forces, vol. 58, no. 4, June 1980, pp. 1157–1177. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/2577317.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gove, Walter R., and Michael Hughes. “Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone.” Social Forces 58, no. 4 (June 1980): 1157–77. doi:10.2307/2577317.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gove WR, Hughes M. Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical In Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone. Social Forces [Internet]. 1980 Jun [cited 2020 Jun 6];58(4):1157–77. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=5283920&custid=s6224580