A DCMS study to measure and value the current evidence base on the social impacts of culture and sport on health, crime, social capital and education affirms their value, but finds significant gaps in the evidence base.
A review of the
Social Impacts of Culture and Sport (pdf), funded by the Culture
and Sport Evidence (CASE) programme, has found reliable evidence of positive
benefits of participation in culture and sport, but says the lack of final
output measurements and cost evaluations, and inadequate research into
differential impacts, community-wide impacts and negative impacts, are
undermining the evidence base and holding back policy development.