Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 28 of 28
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
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 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
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 74 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 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
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 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
1298 33 CS11 201095 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 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

Displaying 1 - 28 of 28
301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
301016/NP
301016
Poverty, alcoholism and absence of public services exacerbates the double burden that Sarita and her children have to bear
6
Coping
India
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India
301033/P
301033
Teesta and her teenage daughters walk long distances to fetch water after long and arduous days on construction sites
6
Coping
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS15 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
CS22 Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
75
Baba Robin values his wife’s earning and care work
2
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
71
Alexandria combines farming, wage labour and working in a kiosk with caring for her family of 6
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
73
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS32
CS32 Tanzania
74
Michel’s earnings and community help ease the challenge of unpaid care tasks
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS1
201007
Rose’s chronic illness results in her 16-year-old daughter missing out on education as she takes on both paid and care work from her mother
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS4
201008
Long distances to VUP worksites and irregular payments provides little support to Helen as she struggles to undertake both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS3
201009
Regular help from her husband in undertaking care work relieves Marie of some of the drudgery she faces
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
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
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
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
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal