Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

Summary

 
Displaying 1 - 11 of 11
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 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

Displaying 1 - 11 of 11
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
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
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
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

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

Manju BK (34)

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