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Territorial mobility of population in the context of search for happiness

Fokin V.Y.

4 (28), 2013

Fokin V.Y. Territorial mobility of population in the context of search for happiness. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2013, no. 4 (28)

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
The author of the article suggests considering the territorial mobility of population as the migration, aimed at finding happiness. Such factors as ‘health’, ‘employment security’, ‘standard of living’, ‘justice’ have been examined as the components of happiness. These factors affect the psychological state of people, their positive or negative feelings. Differentiation of the given factors was revealed to influence the territorial mobility of the population of the studied territories in case of the republics and oblasts of the Volga Federal District, with the two factors, i.e. ‘employment security’ and ‘standard of living’, being decisive in shaping the direction and intensity of migration flows of population in the pursuit of happiness

Keywords

standard of living, migration, health, territorial mobility, factors of happiness, emotions, employment security, justice

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