Current matching mechanism
Our project aims at mechanism that allows transparent and equal distribution of publicly provided nursery and kindergarten places in Estonia. To improve current mechanism we:
(1) Map current practices to indicate how kindergarten slots are distributed among families, especially in the case of over-demand.
(2) Analyze properties of the current allocation, i.e. who is getting the slots (is there any socio-economic segregation present), what are the successful strategies (do parents have to manipulate information or to buy slots with money or gifts) for obtaining these slots, what are the algorithm based properties of current allocation mechanism.
(3) Design a new mechanism to allocate kindergarten slots in a fair way considering requirements determined in WP1