Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 88 1 Coping 1 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 29 1 Coping 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 1 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

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401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal

Durga BK (22)

402047/NP
402047
Durga struggles to earn and care for her two small children
2
Coping
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
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
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
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

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal
CS16 Tanzania
88
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
29
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS21 Tanzania
90
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania