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Participation in cultural activities: specification issues

Cristina Muñiz (), Plácido Rodríguez and María José Suárez
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Cristina Muñiz: University of Oviedo
Plácido Rodríguez: University of Oviedo
María José Suárez: University of Oviedo

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2017, vol. 41, issue 1, 71-93

Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we analyse the frequency of individual attendance at cultural events comparing two econometric specifications—the zero-inflated negative binomial (ZINB) count data model and the double-hurdle model. Moreover, we address in detail the effect of education and economic variables—hourly earnings and non-labour income-on cultural demand. We use the Spanish Time Use Survey (Encuesta de Empleo del Tiempo) 2002–2003 and focus on working-age adults, running separate estimates by gender. Our results confirm that the ZINB model is more suitable to our data than the double-hurdle one. We also conclude that education and income-related variables are important determinants of both the probability of participating and the frequency of participation.

Keywords: Cultural participation; Zero-inflated negative binomial model; Cragg model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z1 C52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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