Reggiani, Tommaso (2009): How to Reform the Italian Domestic Adoptions System Through a Centralized Market Design.
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Using an innovative variation of the standard Matching Market Design framework, this draft aims to provide inputs useful to drive the reform of the current Italian Domestic Adoption System (Italian families that desire to adopt an Italian child). The problem addressed in this draft, concern how to match the relative small number of waiting children to the large number of waiting families in the most rational and efficient way: each year, the adoptions system is not able to place the 20% of the children in foster care, despite the fact that the number of children (supply side) is very small respect the total amount of families (demand side) willing to adopt. This project is oriented to solve the inefficiencies characterizing the current adoption program, substituting the actual decentralized setup with a more efficient centralized matching market criteria
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||How to Reform the Italian Domestic Adoptions System Through a Centralized Market Design|
|Keywords:||Matching Market Design, Adoptions System, Matching Algorithm|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C78 - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory|
|Depositing User:||TOMMASO REGGIANI|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jul 2009 14:02|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 03:48|
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