In 2009 the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) commissioned Mark Stern to write a monograph on the role of age and cohort in arts participation. The study used NEA's 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts and early versions of the survey to examine changes in these relationships since the 1980s. The study concluded that age and cohort had a relatively minor effect on arts participation.
Reports from 2011
Age and Arts Participation: A Case against Demographic Destiny, Mark J. Stern