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Optimal location of family homes for dual career couples

Martin Gugat (gugat***at***am.uni-erlangen.de)
Andrea Abele (abele***at***phil.uni-erlangen.de)
Kathrin Klamroth (kathrin.klamroth***at***math.uni-wuppertal.de)

Abstract: The number of dual-career couples with children is growing fast. These couples face various challenging problems of organizing their lifes, in particular connected with childcare and time-management. As a typical example we study one of the difficult decision problems of a dual career couple from the point of view of operations research with a particular focus on gender equality, namely the location problem to find a family home. This leads to techniques that allow to include the value of gender equality in rational decision processes.

Keywords: Optimal Location Problem, gender mainstreaming, gender equality, Dual Career couple, Family

Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences

Category 2: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Facility Planning and Design )

Category 3: Other Topics (Multi-Criteria Optimization )

Citation: Report, Section Modeling Simulation and Optimization, Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany (2010).

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Entry Submitted: 02/17/2010
Entry Accepted: 02/17/2010
Entry Last Modified: 02/25/2010

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