Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1250 26 304025/P 304025 2 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 121 5 Coping 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 91 3 Coping 1 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 75 2 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 71 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 73 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 30 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 74 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1289 37 CS3 201009 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1290 35 CS6 201041 3 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1293 46 CS8 201053 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1294 40 CS10 201091 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1297 34 CS14 201086 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1298 33 CS11 201095 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1299 42 CS3 203095 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1302 55 CS12 203028 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1303 31 CS14 203003 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1304 33 CS15 203050 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1305 37 CS10 203059 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1306 35 CS2 203082 5 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1307 27 CS5 203081 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1310 28 CS12 201043 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1311 27 CS11 203072 3 Coping 0 0 0 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 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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CS5
201032
Poverty and needing to support six children as a single parent pushes Josepha to look for informal jobs than work in better-paid VUP
6
Depleted
Rwanda
CS13
201044
Abayisenga struggles to eke out a decent livelihood through informal paid work, and constantly feels overwhelmed by paid work and care work responsibilities
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS8
201053
Jennine struggles to complete her care work because of long distances and fixed working hours under the VUP
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS10
201091
Lack of water facilities in the village exacerbates the work that Yvette does, leaving her with no choice but to rely on her young daughters to help her complete all her household activities
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
201070
Alice struggles to support her aged husband and children while working in the VUP programme and undertaking all care activities
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS9
201072
Agnes’s young children support her in her domestic tasks while she works long hours under the VUP to make ends meet
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS14
201086
The impact of travelling long distances for paid work is felt keenly by single parent Josiane
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS11
201095
Grace leaves abusive husband for a safer life for her children but struggles to provide for them through VUP participation
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS3
203095
Liliose juggles care and paid work along with her duties as the self-help group president
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS4
203084
Divorced Denise struggles to combine paid work and unpaid care work without relying on her eight-year-old son
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS12
203028
Lack of childcare services in WEE programme intensifies Dative’s depletion because of an overburden of both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS14
203003
Lack of childcare facilities under WEE programme makes it difficult to combine paid and unpaid work for Agathe, despite support from her husband
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS15
203050
Jacquiline’s paid work through a WEE cooperative prevents her from completing her care work
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS10
203059
Odette shares childcare responsibilities with her husband
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS2
203082
Children of Single mother are overburdened with care tasks
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS8
203130
Esperance and her husband engage in informal paid work with long working hours just to make ends meet
4
Coping
Rwanda
CS12
201043
10-year-old boy has no time to rest while his mother Marie Rose struggles to make ends meet
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS11
203072
Returns from farming through a WEE programme are insufficient for single mother Aisha’s needs
3
Coping
Rwanda
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda
CS16
201047
Low wages force Mathilde and her husband to work for long hours, leaving them with little time for care work and engagement in community activities
4
Coping
Rwanda
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Durga BK (22)

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

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal

Kusum BK (37)

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

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal
404048NP
404048
Caste norms restrict Sumitra’s earning options and prevent her daughters from helping her with household work
6
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal

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