Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 14 of 14
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 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 - 14 of 14
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
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
Depleted
India
304006/NP
304006
18-year old Manjari gets no time to rest, whether she is at the brick kilns or at her home
2
Depleted
India
304013/P
304013
Balancing domestic work, care work and home-based work has caused Pratibha’s health to deteriorate
3
Coping
India
304028/P
304028
SEWA member Reema is able to send her children to private school, but works hard without any rest.
3
Coping
India
304039/P
304039
Gendered norms on care and mobility constrain Prema to do anything but low paid home-based work
3
Coping
India
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
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
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal