Friday, May 02, 2014

Brittish Report Quantifies Art, Library and Sport Value to Living

Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport

From Chapter 2:
Summary of findings
Key Findings

Arts engagement
Arts engagement was found to be associated with higher wellbeing. This is valued at £1,084 per person per year, or £90 per person per month.

Library engagement
A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. Using libraries frequently was valued at £1,359 per person per year for library users, or £113 per person per month.

Sport participation
Sport participation was also found to be associated with higher wellbeing. This increase is valued at £1,127 per person per year, or £94 per person per month.

These three were the only statistically significant 'wellbeing impacts' discovered in the research.

(My thanks to Worldcat email linking to article, April 29, 2014))

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