Television can wreak havoc on the brain AND the body. But the people who watch it the most don’t seem to mind.
There may be a relationship between income aspiration, happiness, and television, but there is disagreement on the best way to assess the magnitude or the causes of that relationship.
History of change in the arts ecosystem For our examination of the expansion of the nonprofit arts sector, we have continued to prioritize and review resources identified in our initial scan of the literature (shared in our September research update) as well as a few additional sources: DiMaggio, P. J. (2006) Nonprofit organizations and theRead More
The authors find that increased hours spent watching television is associated with lower life expectancy – even among those in good health.
This month, we investigate the arts and wellbeing and make progress on understanding the impact of television.
This study looks at the relationships between different ways that people spend their time according to 34 years of data collection in the General Social Survey and how those activities relate to overall life satisfaction.
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.