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Same Sex Marriage and Economic Growth

In November, a clear majority of Australians voted 'Yes' in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Shortly afterwards - and before a Private Members Bill was tendered in the House of Representatives – we asked the ESA National Economic Panel for their views on the following proposition:

"Assuming that the law will be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry in Australia, this will generate net economic benefits for the nation as a whole over the next 10 years."


Overview of Poll Results by Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

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Media Coverage on this poll can be read below

Sydney Morning Herald


Collaborator credits: we would like to thank Leonora Risse and Simone Wong for their assistance in framing this poll question and Prof Fabrizio Carmignani for his expert overview of the results. 

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