Do the arts make you happy? A quantile regression approach
Chris Hand ()
Journal of Cultural Economics, 2018, vol. 42, issue 2, 271-286
Abstract Compared to other leisure time activities, the effect of arts attendance on happiness has received less attention and studies of related topics have produced mixed results, identifying either no effect or very small effects. We investigate this issue using a large (N = 7753) sample from the UK. In contrast to earlier studies, quantile regression is used to allow the relationship between arts attendance and other controls and happiness to vary across different levels of happiness. The relationship found in prior studies is confirmed, but the quantile regression results show that the nature of the relationship varies across the distribution of the happiness variable. A significant relationship is found at the lower quartile, and a moderate relationship (significant at the 10% level) is found at the median level.
Keywords: Arts; Happiness; Quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10824-017-9302-4 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:jculte:v:42:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s10824-017-9302-4
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/10824/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Cultural Economics is currently edited by Kathryn Graddy and Samuel Cameron
More articles in Journal of Cultural Economics from Springer, The Association for Cultural Economics International Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().