We admire those who risk and walk towards the unknown. This allows them to achieve a happiness and a wealth that they never imagined. We think that adventure and success can only be found if you have the courage to leave home and change city but we are too lazy to risk and leave.
However, a US study shows that this is changing since the 1980s. Your place of growth influences your personality .
Why do we go away less and less from our hometown
For example, the research shows that people who grow up in densely populated areas in democratic states are less likely to marry young and children in these same areas tend more to have anxiety disorders. In addition, the political division of the country causes people to remain in their place to be surrounded by like-minded thinkers.
Fewer and fewer people move, of any age
Although extroverted people and active tend to move more and choose urban places with many social opportunities, the geographical mobility rate is decreasing . Young people do not move until they finish college and older people do not move.
Also, you might know if you will ever move around the area where you were born. For example, more than 70% of the inhabitants of the area west still live in the state in which they were born and half of the adults have never left there. However, in the eastern zone, only 30% decide to stay at home (we speak of the United States, where the climate and the environment could influence)
"The idea that one can move to a place that promises better opportunities has long been an important part of American mysticism. However, migration rates have been falling in recent decades, questioning the extent to which high rates of geographic mobility remain a distinctive feature of the US economy. "they count in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
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