Some Foundational Factors for Promoting Human Flourishing

  • Charles M. A. ClarkEmail author
  • Alexander Buoye
  • Timothy Keiningham
  • Jay Kandampully
  • Mark Rosenbaum
  • Anuar Juraidini
Original research


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.


Migration Civic participation Social participation Loyalty Human flourishing 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles M. A. Clark
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander Buoye
    • 2
  • Timothy Keiningham
    • 3
  • Jay Kandampully
    • 4
  • Mark Rosenbaum
    • 5
  • Anuar Juraidini
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Finance, Tobin College of BusinessSt. John’s UniversityNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Gabelli School of BusinessFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Tobin College of BusinessSt. John’s UniversityNew York CityUSA
  4. 4.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  5. 5.College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport ManagementUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  6. 6.Citi FoundationNew YorkUSA

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