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Can cultural consumption increase future earnings? Exploring the economic returns to cultural capital

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Cultural consumption is often viewed as a form of embodied cultural capital which can be converted into economic rewards (e.g., earnings) because such practices increase the likelihood of moving into more advantaged social positions. However, quantitative evidence supporting this theory remains uncertain because it is often unable to rule out alternative explanations. Cultural consumption appears to influence hiring decisions in some elite firms, in both the US and the UK, but it is unclear w...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1468-4446.12374

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Journal of Sociology More from this journal
Volume:
70
Issue:
1
Pages:
214-240
Publication date:
2018-05-07
Acceptance date:
2018-02-24
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EISSN:
1468-4446
ISSN:
0007-1315
Language:
English
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pubs:829760
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uuid:8dbddb58-1e05-48be-b952-69fc79a3860f
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pubs:829760
Source identifiers:
829760
Deposit date:
2018-03-15

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