Perfil dos frequentadores de atividades culturais: o caso nas metrópoles brasileiras

This paper investigates the determinants of attendance to cultural activities in Brazilian metropolitan areas, through expenditures in tickets movies, museums, plays and operas, concerts and art exhibitions. Using a probit model, we estimate the probability of expenditure, considering socio-economic profile, free time effect (absence of children in the household) and positive addiction effect, as suggested by Stigler and Becker (1977). The results show that income and education level of the consumer are the main determinants of attending cultural activities, besides art education, our proxy to positive addiction.

culture; consumption; positive addiction; Brazil


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