Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 16 of 16
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 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
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1307 27 CS5 203081 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 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
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 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 - 16 of 16
303041/NP
303041
Rolling incense sticks and looking after younger siblings affects 12 year old girl’s school attendance
4
Coping
India
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
CS12 Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS13
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS14
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
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
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
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
404048NP
404048
Caste norms restrict Sumitra’s earning options and prevent her daughters from helping her with household work
6
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

Manju BK (34)

402044/NP
402044
Manju delegates care work to her teenage daughter
5
Coping
Nepal