Progress on a follow-up article to “Why Don’t They Come?,” and research on the major changes that have taken place in the arts ecosystem over the last 50 years.
“The Cultural Lives of Californians” is an attempt to model a different approach to cultural participation surveys.
A new survey of Golden State residents has a few things to teach us about arts participation and how we measure it.
Since our last update, we’ve made additional progress investigating the connection between arts participation and economic disadvantage. We’ve reviewed two new sources and also done “deeper dives” on one of the publications that were a part of our original investigation. This brings our total bibliography on the topic to 35 sources thus far. Here are the updates:Read More
The following end notes accompany our article, “Why Don’t They Come?” published on May 6, 2015: (1) On opportunity cost: Another way to look at this issue is through the lens of opportunity cost. In basic microeconomics, an individual’s wellbeing is a function of consumption (or how much stuff you can buy, which depends onRead More
It’s not just the price of admission that’s keeping poor and less-educated adults away from arts events.
Americans today have more free time than Americans in the 1960s, but most of the increase has been gobbled up by television.
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