Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 16 of 16
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1294 40 CS10 201091 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 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
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 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 - 16 of 16
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
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
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
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
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
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
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
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal