Keyword: population

Delving into the ways that education shapes cultural engagement

This research was conducted by Natascha Notten, Bram Lancee, Herman G. van de Werfhorst and Harry B. G. Ganzeboom at four different universities in the Netherlands

Summary

There are two contrasting explanations for why levels of cultural engagement vary according to education levels within populations. One states that people come to …

By | 6 March 2017 |

Changing patterns of musical tastes

This research was conducted by Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles at the University of Notre Dame, USA

Summary

This paper looked at differences in people’s music taste across age groups and over time in the USA. The researchers concentrated on the phenomenon of ‘symbolic exclusion’: namely, the propensity of people …

By | 21 March 2016 |

Can arts in education prevent high school drop outs?

This research was conducted by M. Kathleen Thomas, Priyanka Singh and Kristin Klopfenstein at Mississippi State University, Citigroup and the University of Northern Colorado, USA

Summary

In America it has been shown that those who complete high school have less trouble finding jobs, earn higher wages, often have better health and …

By | 21 December 2015 |

Why do more women participate in highbrow cultural activities?

This research was conducted by Angèle Christin at the University of Princeton, USA

Summary

This paper addressed gender as an influential factor in cultural participation in America. It explored the possible reasons why higher numbers of women than men participate in high-status cultural activities. Early exposure to the arts from a …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Arts engagement has a positive effect on quality of life

This research was conducted by Alex C. Michalos and P. Maurine Kahlke at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Summary

This paper reports the findings of a large-scale survey that was designed specifically to measure the impact of arts engagement on the quality of life of the population of British …

By | 11 March 2014 |

People who frequently attend cultural events tend to live longer

This research was conducted by Lars Olov Bygren, Boinkum Benson Konlaan and Sven-Erik Johansson at the University of Umea, Sweden and the Swedish Central Bureau of Statistics

Summary

By looking at a survey of people over a 10 year period the researchers were able to assess the impact of cultural engagement …

By | 9 December 2013 |

An active cultural life helps people live longer

This research was conducted by Markku T. Hyyppä, Juhani Mäki, Olli Impivaara and Arpo Aromaa at the National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland

Summary

This paper examined data from a survey from the 1970s in Finland which followed a nationally representative sample of adults (aged 30+) over a 20 year period …

By | 9 December 2013 |

Cultural engagement can bring you psychological wellbeing

This research was conducted by Enzo Grossi, Giorgio Tavano Blessi,  Pier Luigi Sacco, Massimo Buscema at the Bracco Medical Department, IULM University, Free University, Bozen and the Semeion Research Centre, Italy

Summary

The data for this study came from a survey of a representative sample of 1,500 Italian adults that …

By | 5 December 2013 |