Cultural Participation Patterns: Evidence from the Spanish Time Use Survey

19 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010

Date Written: October 14, 2010


We explore cultural participation in Spain by doing an empirical exercise with the data of the Encuesta de Empleo del Tiempo 2002-2003 for Spain (TUS), a multi-member household time use dataset. We use information on individual time allocation for a surveyed day and for cultural attendance for the previous last four weeks. Taking benefit of that information, we are able of discussing both resource allocation issues, as well as observed choices. First, we take benefit of the individual diaries to describe time allocated to each type of cultural activity and estimate models that explain that allocation at the individual level. We estimate fractional logit models. Second, we use the variables that measure social and cultural participation in the last 4 weeks to study the determinants of cultural attendance for a wide set of activities. We estimate models for count data that allow characterizing the observed behaviour as the mixing of heterogeneous subpopulations. Last, we interpret the findings and discuss future research.

Keywords: Time Use Survey, time allocation decision, cultural participation

Suggested Citation

Ateca-Amestoy, Victoria, Cultural Participation Patterns: Evidence from the Spanish Time Use Survey (October 14, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, Available at SSRN: or

Victoria Ateca-Amestoy (Contact Author)

University of the Basque Country ( email )

Leioa, 48940

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