This investigation examines several key factors believed to promote human flourishing, specifically: Factor 1: Age, Education, & Healthcare, Factor 2: Labor Force Participation, Factor 3: Crime, Factor 4: Income, Factor 5: Youth Unemployment and Factor 6: Voting Behavior. Data was examined at the county level, and collected from a variety of US government and non-governmental organizations. Our investigation into the conditions necessary to promote human flourishing uses internal migration within the United States (measured by moving to another county) as the indicator of “unhappy” communities. The findings reveal that all factors are important in emigration (i.e. leaving) somewhere, but the factors vary for different counties. As a result, attempts to address the ills of society require an appreciation of geography and context.
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Clark, C.M.A., Buoye, A., Keiningham, T. et al. Some Foundational Factors for Promoting Human Flourishing. Humanist Manag J 4, 219–233 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-019-00064-8
- Civic participation
- Social participation
- Human flourishing