Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 20 of 20
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
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 121 5 Coping 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 91 3 Coping 1 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 75 2 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
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 30 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 74 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1293 46 CS8 201053 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1297 34 CS14 201086 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1298 33 CS11 201095 2 Depleted 0 0 0 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

Displaying 1 - 20 of 20
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
CS18
CS18 Tanzania
121
Unpredictable markets disturb Denise’s careful balance of income with family life
5
Coping
Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
3
Daniela finds vegetables for sale – as well as four young sons – all need a lot of care
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS21
CS21 Tanzania
91
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS23
CS23 Tanzania
100
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
75
Baba Robin values his wife’s earning and care work
2
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
71
Alexandria combines farming, wage labour and working in a kiosk with caring for her family of 6
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
73
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
30
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
28
Noerina’s ideas for reorganizing care and community work
2
Coping
Tanzania
CS32
CS32 Tanzania
74
Michel’s earnings and community help ease the challenge of unpaid care tasks
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS1
201007
Rose’s chronic illness results in her 16-year-old daughter missing out on education as she takes on both paid and care work from her mother
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS4
201008
Long distances to VUP worksites and irregular payments provides little support to Helen as she struggles to undertake both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS8
201053
Jennine struggles to complete her care work because of long distances and fixed working hours under the VUP
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
201070
Alice struggles to support her aged husband and children while working in the VUP programme and undertaking all care activities
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS9
201072
Agnes’s young children support her in her domestic tasks while she works long hours under the VUP to make ends meet
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS14
201086
The impact of travelling long distances for paid work is felt keenly by single parent Josiane
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS11
201095
Grace leaves abusive husband for a safer life for her children but struggles to provide for them through VUP participation
2
Depleted
Rwanda