Summary of “Those who leave home, and those who stay”

Putting those sentences next to each other implies there is something wrong with people who don’t leave home.
There’s nothing wrong with people who want to stay close to their family and friends – people who “Really value kinship and close ties,” as Cromartie put it.
The responses showed very little demographic difference between people who left and people who stayed – even along partisan lines.
It paints the picture of people who are so insular that they won’t leave their hometown, even when economic conditions are subpar.
He told me, “There is a value judgment often made with people who don’t leave their hometown – that there’s something wrong with that decision. Sometimes people don’t have opportunity to leave.”
It shows people in their late teens and early 20s are the most likely to migrate – and they generally leave their smaller towns and suburbs to live in the urban core, whether for school or work.
The people who go back home One way to think about leaving home is that it puts you in a position to accrue more economic and intellectual resources.
So the primary way non-urban towns benefit from those resources is when people come back home.

The orginal article.