Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0 1

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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401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
India