Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 18 of 18
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
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
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
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 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
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 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

Displaying 1 - 18 of 18
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS13
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS14
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
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
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
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

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
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
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
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal