Spatial mismatch problem of childcare in Tokyo

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Abstract

This paper examines childcare centers' spatial mismatch problem - a geographic mismatch that impedes a balance between work and childrearing. The study area is Tokyo, which has a large and growing number of children on childcare waiting lists. Survey results indicate the importance of spatial proximity and access to childcare centers in achieving the desired balance between work and childrearing. Visualized accessibility shows a considerable geographic mismatch between the supply and demand of childcare centers, especially for smaller children aged 0-2 years. Resolving the spatial mismatch problem can be a key policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-303
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Sciences 2011, STGIS 2011 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2011 Sep 142011 Sep 16

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Childcare centers
  • GIS
  • Spatial mismatch
  • Tokyo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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