Presentation on theme: "Efficiency and equity in matching pre-schools and children: mechanism design approach Workshop "Family policies in (Eastern, Central and Northern) Europe."— Presentation transcript:
Efficiency and equity in matching pre-schools and children: mechanism design approach Workshop "Family policies in (Eastern, Central and Northern) Europe with the emphasis on Child Day-Care" 22. May 2014 14.00 to 17.30
Efficiency and equity in matching pre-schools and children: mechanism design approach What this project is aiming at: – Applying ‘theoretically enlighten’ policies in matching children and pre-schools (kindergartens, day-cares) – Learning from neighbours ‘best practices’ WP1: Modern family policy – Gender perspective – Work-life balance WP2: Current matching mechanisms – Failures of current semi-centralised mechanisms (allocation principle) – Recommendations (from literature) of designing fair mechanism WP3: Policy implications – How application (fair mechanism) can contribute to gender equality and work-life balance; – How universal are recommendations (how central should market be)?
Outline 14.00-14.45 Kadri Simm "Theories of (Distributive) Justice – what, for whom and why?" 14.45-15.30 Triin Lauri "Working mothers and high fertility – what conditions affect the positive outcome of the contemporary family policy?" 15.30-16.15 Triin Roosalu & Karmo Kroos "Known and unknown aspects about the family polices in soviet and post-soviet Central and Eastern Europe„ 16.15-17.00 Per Isaksen, Heidi Ųstland Vala & Ingunn Sęlid Sell “Gender perspectives and the practical organisation of the day-care practices – Norwegian case” 17.00 – 17.30 Discussion “Gender perspectives and the practical organisation of the day-care practices, diffusion of the ideas – Estonian case” Warm-up Helbe Põdder “Attitudes of work-life-balance and the context of family policy: Sweden, Finland, Estonia”
Discussion: Gender perspectives and the practical organisation of the day-care practices, diffusion of the ideas Estonian case What we can learn from comparative (system level analysis)? – What can we learn from Norway? – If even Nordics have also many paths to ‘good outcome’ then how many more there can be? – Local vs central policies? How our choices are affected by post-communist path-dependent policies and institutions/attitudes? – Do attitudes matter? Do attitudes construct policies, or policies attitudes? Or is this meaningful question after all? Everybody is wanting to rely on fairness? What is fairness? – Gender (equal opportunities in the labour market) – The right of families (vs. pro-natalism) to make decisions? Family as an agent or a institution? – Equal opportunities to children (ECEC – more care, more education) – Can fertility (pro-natalism) be ultimate aim (or any other state level ‘political objective’, i.e. incentives for imposing dual-earner family model)? – Positive discrimination – justice as fairness (2nd principle) and other justifications.