Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 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

Displaying 1 - 13 of 13

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

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal