Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0
1250 26 304025/P 304025 2 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 123 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 72 4 Coping 1 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 176 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 197 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 188 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 125 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 70 4 Coping 1 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 88 1 Coping 1 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 158 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 104 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 99 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 110 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 157 6 Coping 1 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 120 5 Coping 1 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 189 6 Coping 1 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 29 1 Coping 1 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 132 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 50 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 1 0 0
1279 54 CS27 Tanzania 68 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 32 1 Coping 1 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 73 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 193 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 27 2 Coping 1 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 74 2 Towards a double boon 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

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401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402008/P
402008
Sunita juggles a new baby with work and care responsibilities – while her husband goes to college
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal

Durga BK (22)

402047/NP
402047
Durga struggles to earn and care for her two small children
2
Coping
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
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
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
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
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
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
301019/NP
301019
Gendered division of responsibilities remains unchanged over generations, trapping Indumati and her daughter-in-law in a perpetual imbalance between care and paid work
6
Towards a double boon
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

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
302031/NP
302031
Madhu’s paid work necessitates older mother-in-law and younger sister-in-law to step in for care work
3
Towards a double boon
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
India
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
Coping
India
303017/NP
303017
Sumita’s young children help their mother roll incense sticks in the absence of decent work opportunities and limited child care options
4
Coping
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
303041/NP
303041
Rolling incense sticks and looking after younger siblings affects 12 year old girl’s school attendance
4
Coping
India
303047/P
303047
Aradhna wishes she could spend more time with her daughters instead of making them help her in care activities
4
Towards a double boon
India
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
Depleted
India

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