Saturday, July 5, 2008

Money + Education = Greater Arts Attendance

According a recent study conducted by Statistics Canada, the more money one makes and the more education one has, the more likely that person is to go to plays or concerts. The report suggests that the type of job a person had influences their choice to attend cultural events.

Those whose parents had advanced education, such as a university degree, were much more likely than those whose parents with lower education to attend most cultural activities. Mom's education had more of an impact than did dad's schooling, according to the report.

For those in a romantic relationship, their partner's education had an even greater effect than their mother's schooling on their likelihood of participating in cultural activities. But factor in a kid or two and the time they spent going out declined, the study found.

Statistics Canada researchers based their report on data from the 2005 General Social Survey which contains details on how nearly 10,000 Canadians aged 15 and over spend their time.

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