Culture is an elusive concept that is difficult to define and even more difficult to quantify. While cultural goods and activities generate direct benefits to those who consume them, much of their value is thought to accrue indirectly to society as a whole and is thus difficult to measure. Despite these difficulties, measurement of the indirect value is crucial to the evaluation of policies. We cannot determine whether a policy is justified without knowing how much people are prepared to pay for its perceived benefits to society.
Arguments favoring the use of government subsidies for art and culture can be summarized as follows: Over and above the direct benefits to participants, art and cultural activities produce external benefits to society as a whole. Cultural goods and services are believed to have some sort of “inherent worth” or “ intrinsic merit” that distinguishes them from ordinary consumer goods. (The rest omitted)
문화시설의 가치추정연구(Valuation of cultural facilities)
|Series Title; No||연구보고서 / 2004-15|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Social Welfare|
|Holding||KDI; KDI School|