nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2011‒07‒27
three papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. The Effect of the Consumption of the Cultural Services on the Quality of Life By Ercsey, Ida
  2. Generational Divide, Music Consumption and Lifestyle Correlates By Filimon, Nela; Lopez-Sintas,Jordi
  3. Impact of Cultural Diversity on Wages and Job Satisfaction in England By Simonetta Longhi

  1. By: Ercsey, Ida
    Abstract: The objective of this article is to explore how the cultural participation influences on the evaluation of the consumers' quality of life. First, we study the concept of the quality of life comparing two approaches to the evaluation of the individual subjective well-being. We carried out a qualitative study six mini-focus group interviews were conducted among adult consumers in a Hungarian Region. Based on our results we explored the main components of the quality of life by subjective evaluation. The consumers make their perception to the culture on several ranges, and stages. Finally, we give the frame to the quantitative research.
    Keywords: focus group interview; cultural services; well being; quality of life
    Date: 2011
  2. By: Filimon, Nela; Lopez-Sintas,Jordi
    Abstract: This paper offers a social interpretation of the generational divide emerging from Spaniards' patterns of accessing music and their socioeconomic correlates. The three robust music consumer segments (inactive, buyer and downloader), determined with latent class models, suggest a digital generational divide in the music consumption behaviour: young-students are the main actors in the digital space, preferring to freely download the music consumed, while the adult buyers satisfy their musical preferences by surfing both, the virtual and the physical (CDs), music markets. Older consumers are nostalgically inactive, preferring to reexperience past emotions by listening to music from the radio/TV.
    Date: 2011
  3. By: Simonetta Longhi (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex and IZA)
    Abstract: This paper combines individual data from the British Household Panel Survey and yearly population estimates for England to analyse the impact of cultural diversity on individual wages and on different aspects of job satisfaction. Do people living in more diverse areas have higher wages and job satisfaction after controlling for other observable characteristics? The results show that cultural diversity is positively associated with wages, but only when cross-section data are used. Panel data estimations show that there is no impact of diversity. Using instrumental variables to account for endogeneity also show that diversity has no impact.
    Keywords: Cultural Diversity, Wages, Job Satisfaction.
    JEL: J28 J31
    Date: 2011–07

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