ERIC Number: EJ340914
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Death as a Measure of Life: A Research Note on the Kastenbaum-Spilka Strategy of Obituary Analyses.
Kearl, Michael C.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v17 n1 p65-78 1986-87
Elaborates and critically analyzes the Kastenbaum-Spilka method of using obituaries as an index of social discrimination. Found the presence and relative length of obituaries to be a function not only of social stratification but also of one's work status at death, manner of death, and institutional affiliations at death. (Author/ABB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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