European Statistics on Cultural Attendance and Participation and Their International Comparability

10 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2010

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J. O'Hagan

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Concetta Castiglione

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Date Written: October 14, 2010

Abstract

This paper will consider a number of issues. Section 1 will address the question of why cultural attendance and participation is important and why therefore reliable statistics are needed. Section 2 will highlight the need for comparable EU statistics, and comment on the limited data available in existing EU-wide surveys, thereby placing almost exclusive reliance on national surveys for EU comparison. Section 3 will address the difficulties that arise in comparing such national surveys. Section 4 will outline the main features of national surveys in three large European countries, England, Italy and Spain. Section 5 will use these surveys to illustrate, in a very preliminary way, some of the issues discussed earlier in the paper.

Keywords: National Survey Comparison, European Countries, Attendance, Culture

Suggested Citation

O'Hagan, J. and Castiglione, Concetta, European Statistics on Cultural Attendance and Participation and Their International Comparability (October 14, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1692083

J. O'Hagan (Contact Author)

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Concetta Castiglione

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