Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 26 of 26
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
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1290 35 CS6 201041 3 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 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
1310 28 CS12 201043 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 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

Displaying 1 - 26 of 26
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
CS1 Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
194
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
198
Mama Janice combines earning with care and community work – with the help of her mother-in-law
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
190
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
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
CS6
201041
Anita’s care work responsibilities prevent her from engaging in paid work
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS13
201044
Abayisenga struggles to eke out a decent livelihood through informal paid work, and constantly feels overwhelmed by paid work and care work responsibilities
5
Towards a double boon
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
CS12
201043
10-year-old boy has no time to rest while his mother Marie Rose struggles to make ends meet
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda
CS16
201047
Low wages force Mathilde and her husband to work for long hours, leaving them with little time for care work and engagement in community activities
4
Coping
Rwanda