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Cultural participation in major Chinese cities

Pascal Courty () and Fenghua Zhang ()
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Fenghua Zhang: Wuhan University

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2018, vol. 42, issue 4, 543-592

Abstract: Abstract We study the socioeconomic determinants of cultural participation in thirteen major Chinese cities for a broad range of indicators that cover highbrow and popular cultures. Consistent with previous studies from high-income countries, we find strong support for the elitism hypothesis: education and income increase participation in a broad range of cultural activities. There are also some exceptions. Interestingly, we also find a U-shaped relation between participation and city development for free and publicly supplied culture. Moreover, the impact of education, and to some extent also income, is weaker in richer cities. These findings contribute to understanding China’s key policy objective of promoting equal access to culture.

Keywords: Cultural participation; China cultural policy; Highbrow and popular culture; Cultural participation and development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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