The Effects of Cultural Arts on the improvement of happiness index of Seoul citizens

문화예술이 서울시민의 행복지수 향상에 미치는 영향 분석

  • Bae, Inkyung (Division of Arts&Childcare, SoongEui Women's College)
  • 배인경 (숭의여자대학교 교육복지학부)
  • Received : 2018.08.31
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


In modern society, efforts to improve quality of life and happiness are emphasized compared to the past when economic growth was emphasized. The government has been implementing various policies to realize the happiness of the people through culture. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Cultural Arts on the improvement of the happiness index of Seoul citizens by dividing them into demand (enjoyment) and supply side by setting Cultural Arts as independent variable, unlike existing limited surveys or literature surveys, under the control of change, the temporal range was set for more than 10 years and then analyzed quantitatively by panel analysis. The results showed that the demand for cultural arts affects positively on the improvement of happiness index of Seoul citizens, but the supply of cultural arts had a meaningless effect. In order to improve the happiness index of the citizens of Seoul through supply, it is necessary to supplement the existing space and to promote cultural demand through differentiated cultural arts programs aimed at diverse classes but also the policy implication that cultural indifference groups and active participation of cultural underprivileged groups should be increased.


Cultural Arts;Happiness;Quality of Life;Cultural Welfare Policy;Panel Analysis

Table 1. Variable

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Table 2. Descriptive statistics of Seoul City

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Table 3. Correlation analysis

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Table 4. Hausman Test.

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Table 5. Seoul City

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