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What Becomes of Undergraduate Dance Majors?

Sarah Montgomery () and Michael Robinson ()

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2003, vol. 27, issue 1, 57-71

Abstract: This paper examines the earnings, work patterns, and work histories of individuals employed in the field of dance using data from a survey of graduates of the Five College Dance Department. The respondents to our survey include not only those currently working in dance, but also some who never entered the profession and many others who entered but later left the field. We find that graduate education in dance, age, and prior dance experience are highly correlated with employment in the field of dance. Our findings are similar to those of other studies on artists, in showing that the returns to dance are low and that many of those employed in dance rely on non-dance jobs to supplement their dance earnings. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Keywords: artists employed in the field of dance; earnings; education; labour economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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DOI: 10.1023/A:1021580130420

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