Core Research Process Update: April 2015

As noted in our last update, we’re working on an investigation of the relationship between arts participation and economic disadvantage. Since February, we’ve made some additional progress in the course of preparing our first feature article on this topic. We’ve reviewed five new sources and also done “deeper dives” on five of the publications thatRead More

Capsule Review: Access to and Participation in the Arts

Title: Access to and Participation in the Arts: the Case of Those with Low Incomes/Educational Attainment Author(s): John W. O’Hagan Publisher: Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Year: 1996 URL: Topics: Equal access to the arts, unequal arts audiences for arts events by educational grouping, constraints/rationale for more equal attendance/audiences, public funding Methods:Read More

Capsule Review: Leisure Inequality in the U.S.

Title: Leisure Inequality in the United States: 1965-2003 Author(s): Almudena Sevilla, Jose I. Gimenez-Nadal, Jonathan Gershuny Publisher: Demography Year: 2012 URL: Topics: Leisure time, American Heritage Time Use Study, quality of leisure time, happiness, income, time use Methods: Regression analysis and summary statistics of the AHTUS. The authors perform the analysis of less educated andRead More

Capsule Review: The Time-Pressure Illusion

Title: The Time-Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time Vs. Free Time Author(s): Robert E. Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Michael Bittman, Peter Saunders Publisher: Social Indicators Research Year: 2005 URL: Topics: leisure time, discretionary time, “time poverty” Methods: Analysis of 1992 Australian Time-Use Survey, a diary-based exercise largely considered one of the “gold standards” in the field.Read More

Capsule Review: Changes in Daily American Life

Title: Changes in Daily American Life: 1965-2005 Author(s): John P. Robinson and Steven Martin Publisher: Social Indicators Research Year: 2009 URL: Topics: Trends in leisure time, American Heritage Time-Use Survey Methods: Analysis of summary statistics from the American Heritage Time-Use Survey (AHTUS), which includes harmonized data sets from different surveys on leisure time, includingRead More