Inc. magazine has an interesting column called “Research Corner,” and a recent issue highlighted a journal study called “The Social Attachment to Place.” We tend to assume people move to other locations as a way to improve their financial well being. But this study finds that’s not always the case and people will often choose proximity to friends and family over a salary boost.

The study – done by Michael S. Dahl of Aalborg University and Olav Sorenson of Yale School of Management – analyzed labor stats in Denmark, which has mobility characteristics similar to the U.S. Granted the research was done prior to the recession, so a similar study done today may very well find people more willing to move to take a job – any job.

What factors do you consider when moving? We would anticipate housing costs would be one of those considerations. How much does that weigh into a decision?