The latest podcast from Createquity and Fractured Atlas looks at the effect of television on our lives, our communities, and our creative work.
Audiences who won’t visit your museum may be enthusiastic amateur artists in their spare time.
Television can wreak havoc on the brain AND the body. But the people who watch it the most don’t seem to mind.
It’s not just the price of admission that’s keeping poor and less-educated adults away from arts events.
Title: Stressed Out on Four Continents: Time Crunch or Yuppie Kvetch? Author(s): Daniel S. Hamermesh and Jungmin Lee Publisher: The Review of Economics and Statistics Year: 2007 URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40043067 Topics: time stress, high-income households Methods: analysis of data from four different datasets: Australia’s “Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia” survey, Germany’s Socioeconomic Panel, theRead More
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
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: http://www.jstor.org.proxy.uchicago.edu/stable/pdfplus/27522213.pdf?acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true 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
Title: Changes in Daily American Life: 1965-2005 Author(s): John P. Robinson and Steven Martin Publisher: Social Indicators Research Year: 2009 URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27734894 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
Americans today have more free time than Americans in the 1960s, but most of the increase has been gobbled up by television.