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Measuring Participation in the Arts in Spain

  • Victoria Ateca-Amestoy
  • Anna Villarroya
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the primary sources of statistical information available on cultural participation as well as some research over the last two decades. We start by presenting alternative sources of information: official statistics provided by the Spanish National Statistics Office and by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (or by the former Ministry of Culture), and international, national public opinion surveys, and regional statistics. We proceed reviewing research using the aforementioned information. We also identify some areas that deserve future attention, and conclude with a discussion of comparative issues and policy recommendations.

Keywords

Cultural participation Official statistics Spain Research on cultural economics Research on cultural sociology 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank participants at the Helsinki Compendium Experts Research Forum 2012 on Participation in Culture, and at the PUCK Seminar celebrated in Trinity College Dublin in 2013. This chapter is based on the presentation and discussion of the paper “Spanish surveys measuring cultural participation” prepared for the Dublin seminar on cultural statistics (September 2013). We are grateful to all the participants for their very helpful comments, particularly to Juan Prieto-Rodríguez, who acted as discussant of our work. We are also grateful to Víctor Fernández-Blanco, Nela Filimon, Victor Ginsburgh, Luis César Herrero-Prieto, Rubén Gutiérrez del Castillo, Manuel Cuadrado-García, and Juan de Dios Montoro-Pons, who provided us with very valuable information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundations of Economic Analysis IIUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)BilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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