Optimal location of family homes for dual career couples
Martin Gugat (gugatam.uni-erlangen.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).
Entry Submitted: 02/17/2010
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