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The Judith Yates Essay Prize in Economics

Applications will close on the 12th October 2024 at 11:59PM

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Selection Criteria

Essay Question:

“Within the next 20 years it is predicted that 25% of the Australian population will be over the age of 65. This significant shift in demographics will impact older individuals, their families and communities, as well as the organizations that provide support for them. Identify and describe the possible challenges that the Australian economy may encounter due to this demographic change. Discuss appropriate government policies to address these challenges.”

  • Each essay must be submitted with a completed application form.
  • Essays and entry forms must be submitted electronically and in the format of a standard document software package (PDF).

Word Count

  • Essays should be no more than 2,500 words including footnotes, tables, graphs, charts and appendices but excluding references. Each table, graphs or chart will be counted as equivalent to 100 words.

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