A bit of a tenuous Canberra link here, but some of the researchers were from ANU so I’ll run with it. I just thought it was hilarious.
The story is that 600 women “moved their child’s birth from the last week of June 2006 to the first week of July so they could receive the extra $1,000.”
How do you delay childbirth by a week? Obviously these women were having elective caesareans. Otherwise, I’ve got comical pictures in my head of women keeping their legs crossed. Usually the baby decides when they’re going to be born, and they don’t care about an extra $1000.