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.
Report, Section Modeling Simulation and Optimization, Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany (2010).