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Consumption of cultural goods and services and time allocation in Brazil [Consumption of cultural goods and services and time allocation in Brazil]

Ana Flávia Machado, André Braz Golgher, Sibelle Diniz () and Luiz Carlos Day Gama
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Ana Flávia Machado: UFMG
André Braz Golgher: UFMG
Luiz Carlos Day Gama: UFMG

Nova Economia, 2017, vol. 27, issue 1, 35-63

Abstract: Consumption of culture is a time intensive activity; therefore, individuals might face not only income constraints, but also time limitations to consume culture. In order to shed light on this topic, the paper combined two different databases to discuss time allocation and the consumption of cultural activities in Brazil. The results suggest that time availability is positively associated with cultural consumption. However, schooling levels and labor market participation are decisive determinants of cultural expenditure. Given these results, the low levels of culture consumption in Brazil are possibly more related to the lack of habit than specifically with the lack of time or monetary resources.

Keywords: cultural economics; cultural consumption; time allocation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z10 Z11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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