Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 128 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 197 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 188 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 88 1 Coping 1 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 104 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 110 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 157 6 Coping 1 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 50 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1279 54 CS27 Tanzania 68 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 193 5 Towards a double boon 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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404004P
404004
Redistribution of care and paid work among family members enhancing Ramkala’s paid work options
5
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal
402008/P
402008
Sunita juggles a new baby with work and care responsibilities – while her husband goes to college
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

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

Manju BK (34)

402044/NP
402044
Manju delegates care work to her teenage daughter
5
Coping
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

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

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
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
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
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
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
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
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
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
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
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

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal
CS17 Tanzania
128
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
197
Mama Janice combines earning with care and community work – with the help of her mother-in-law
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
188
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
88
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
104
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
110
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
157
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
50
Christine negotiates with her husband over her income earning work
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS27 Tanzania
68
Sharlene contributes to her family and to her community
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
193
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania