Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1 0
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 1
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0 1
1250 26 304025/P 304025 2 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 111 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 121 5 Coping 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 30 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 51 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1279 54 CS27 Tanzania 69 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 71 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 73 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 74 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 75 2 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 89 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 91 3 Coping 1 0 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 158 6 Coping 1 0 1 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0

Our project has generated large dataset of Case studies, offering rich, authentic and anonymised summaries of the lives of women across the programme.

Explore their stories and the balances and tensions they face between paid work that empowers them, and the support for their unpaid care work responsibilities. Read more about the case studies

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301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
301016/NP
301016
Poverty, alcoholism and absence of public services exacerbates the double burden that Sarita and her children have to bear
6
Coping
India
301019/NP
301019
Gendered division of responsibilities remains unchanged over generations, trapping Indumati and her daughter-in-law in a perpetual imbalance between care and paid work
6
Towards a double boon
India
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India
301033/P
301033
Teesta and her teenage daughters walk long distances to fetch water after long and arduous days on construction sites
6
Coping
India

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
302031/NP
302031
Madhu’s paid work necessitates older mother-in-law and younger sister-in-law to step in for care work
3
Towards a double boon
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
Coping
India
303017/NP
303017
Sumita’s young children help their mother roll incense sticks in the absence of decent work opportunities and limited child care options
4
Coping
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
303041/NP
303041
Rolling incense sticks and looking after younger siblings affects 12 year old girl’s school attendance
4
Coping
India
303047/P
303047
Aradhna wishes she could spend more time with her daughters instead of making them help her in care activities
4
Towards a double boon
India
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
Depleted
India
304006/NP
304006
18-year old Manjari gets no time to rest, whether she is at the brick kilns or at her home
2
Depleted
India
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
2
Depleted
India
304013/P
304013
Balancing domestic work, care work and home-based work has caused Pratibha’s health to deteriorate
3
Coping
India
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
India
304025/P
304025
Rukmini is able to send her children to a private school through good returns from stitching bags at home
2
Towards a double boon
India
304028/P
304028
SEWA member Reema is able to send her children to private school, but works hard without any rest.
3
Coping
India
304039/P
304039
Gendered norms on care and mobility constrain Prema to do anything but low paid home-based work
3
Coping
India
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal
401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal

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