Service Analytics Research Group

Mining Supply and Demand Decisions for Children's Day Care

In cooperation with Arie M.C.A. Koster, Christina Büsing, and the city of Aachen, we analyse data and planning approaches for demand management in children's day care. From sign-up and contract data, the project will develop and test hypotheses on family and provider behaviour as dependent on choice modelling as well as geographical as well as socio-demographic factors. This project serves to prepare a large-scale market simulation that will support the development and evaluation of alternative market mechanisms in this field.