Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

Impact & Evidence

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) to undertake analysis of Understanding Society data to develop the evidence base on the social and wellbeing impacts of cultural engagement and sport participation. This work gives us new evidence of the link between our policies and the social impacts of engagement in both sport and culture.

This report is the first of two outputs from the analysis carried out by the researchers. This report presents the results from an analysis of the association between culture and sport participation and a range of social outcomes. This report focuses on cashable or financial benefits and savings. The second output presents an analysis of the association between culture, sport and measures of subjective wellbeing. The second report therefore looks at the perceived benefits for the individual using wellbeing valuation. Both are important aspects of the Green Book and policy evaluation.

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