Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 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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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
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal

Manju BK (34)

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

Kusum BK (37)

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

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal
404004P
404004
Redistribution of care and paid work among family members enhancing Ramkala’s paid work options
5
Towards a double boon
Nepal
CS15 Tanzania
160
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS17 Tanzania
129
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania