Volume: 6 Issue: 6
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Canadian Economic ObserverThis report examines spending on government-owned infrastructure, including cultural infrastructure. Although the report only briefly touches on cultural infrastructure, this issue of the Arts Research Monitor examines the study's detailed tables in more depth
This report examines cultural employment in many rural and urban communities using 48 occupational groups from the 2001 Census. The detailed tables in the report's appendixes may be of particular interest to many readers. The appendixes provide cultural employment levels in a number of communities as well as rankings of "location quotients" and "diversity indexes".
This report compares cultural employment in Canada and the United States using 21 occupation groups from the Canadian and American censuses. The report finds that, in both Canada and the U.S., "culture employment grew at a much greater rate than the workforce as a whole over the period 1981 to 2001". The report also finds that the growth in culture employment between 1981 and 2001 was stronger in Canada than in the U.S., resulting in Canada having a larger share of its overall workforce in cultural occupations than the U.S. in 2001.