I’m not trusting myself to come up with words here, so here’s a quick hit on what the forced-birthers in Australia are up to right now. Put sharp objects down before reading. Emphasis is mine. Discuss. “Loophole allows baby bonus… Read More ›
Back in November 2007, tigtog and I discussed at length the paper on the baby bonus introduction by Andrew Leigh and Joshua Gans, “Born (Again) on the First of July: Another Experiment in Birth Timing”. The paper has now been revised for international publication, this time with mortality data.
Their thesis back in 2007 was there was an introduction effect “delaying” births around the time of the baby bonus introduction, and their data does show a clear change in pattern.
“Use my picture if it will help” said the woman in this photograph. The babies are twins: the child with the bottle is a girl – she died the next day – but her brother was breastfed and is thriving…. Read More ›
Image Source: Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. Because at least one doesn’t seem prepared to acknowledge that foetal presentation makes any difference to birthing outcomes. Lauredhel has been astonishingly civil… Read More ›
Srsly. The ABC News is quoting economist Andrew Leigh as saying that the “delayed” interventions around baby bonus time is causing fatter children. A Canberra economist says an increase in the baby bonus could lead to unhealthier children. Research by… Read More ›