Heritage and Wellbeing

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Cornwall T, Dolan P, Fujiwara D

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English Heritage

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This report looks at the impacts of different types of heritage sites and impacts across different groups in society. The authors attach monetary values to these impacts using the Wellbeing Valuation approach. This information is key because when allocating scarce public resources, knowing the costs and benefits of different allocating decisions, means they can see whether an intervention is ‘worthwhile’ using cost-benefit analysis.
The report also looks at the main determinants of participation in order to derive a better understanding of the barriers to participation. They found that visiting heritage in general over the past 12 months has a significant positive relationship with life satisfaction.

Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Fujiwara, D., Cornwall, T. & Dolan, P. (2014). Heritage and Wellbeing. UK: English Heritage.