Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 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
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 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
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
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 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

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302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
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
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
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
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
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
160
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
28
Noerina’s ideas for reorganizing care and community work
2
Coping
Tanzania
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania