Young, single, educated Americans came to Hawai‘i in droves in the late 1960s. Whether encouraged to “drop out” of society by Timothy Leary or just lured by the islands’ natural beauty, a generation of flower people and peaceniks arrived on these shores at a rate as high as anywhere else in the country.
Decades later, the trend has all but completely reversed. Young, single, college-educated people are more likely to be leaving Hawai‘i for greener pastures than coming in search of waves and sun.
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