Innovation and business centre Mektory has 4450 m2 of space for helping to reach your goals in innovation and business development.
Tallinn University of Technology, the only technological university in Estonia, is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education. Here the synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences) is created and new ideas are born.
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The gender wage-gap in Estonia has been on a stable high level during recent decades. In families with children the gender differences are mainly reflected by relatively low female employment rate. Unequal distribution of responsibilities concerning childcare is one of the main nuisances within the complex set of problems that hinder work-life balance, i.e. balancing the professional and private lives of the families with under-aged children. Unequal division of care burdens between women and men are explained by shortages of affordable and high-quality childcare possibilities, by relying on conventional ‘male breadwinner model’ and allocation of childcare responsibilities to the partner who has less comparative advantage in the labour market.
Our aim is to work out measures within the framework of modern family policies and interrelate labour market political measures. The result would be a mechanism that allows transparent and equal distribution of publicly provided nursery and kindergarten places. Positive discrimination of less-advantaged families and other political priorities (e.g. minimal walking distance or siblings) are worked out together with experts and partners and implemented as inputs for technical solution. Designed matching mechanism will consider both political priorities and intrinsic features of the mechanism, such as efficiency, equity, strategy-proofness and envy-freeness.
The project will last for two years. The following main activities are carried out during the project: