Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1250 26 304025/P 304025 2 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 121 5 Coping 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 91 3 Coping 1 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 75 2 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 71 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 73 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 30 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 74 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1289 37 CS3 201009 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1290 35 CS6 201041 3 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1293 46 CS8 201053 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1299 42 CS3 203095 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1302 55 CS12 203028 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1303 31 CS14 203003 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1304 33 CS15 203050 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1305 37 CS10 203059 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 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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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
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
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
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
304025/P
304025
Rukmini is able to send her children to a private school through good returns from stitching bags at home
2
Towards a double boon
India
CS1 Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
190
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS13
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS14
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS18
CS18 Tanzania
121
Unpredictable markets disturb Denise’s careful balance of income with family life
5
Coping
Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
3
Daniela finds vegetables for sale – as well as four young sons – all need a lot of care
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS21
CS21 Tanzania
91
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS23
CS23 Tanzania
100
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
CS25 Tanzania
75
Baba Robin values his wife’s earning and care work
2
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
71
Alexandria combines farming, wage labour and working in a kiosk with caring for her family of 6
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
73
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
30
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
28
Noerina’s ideas for reorganizing care and community work
2
Coping
Tanzania
CS32
CS32 Tanzania
74
Michel’s earnings and community help ease the challenge of unpaid care tasks
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS1
203083
Traditional care work duties leave Rose without time to rest
3
Coping
Rwanda
CS4
201008
Long distances to VUP worksites and irregular payments provides little support to Helen as she struggles to undertake both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS3
201009
Regular help from her husband in undertaking care work relieves Marie of some of the drudgery she faces
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS6
201041
Anita’s care work responsibilities prevent her from engaging in paid work
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS13
201044
Abayisenga struggles to eke out a decent livelihood through informal paid work, and constantly feels overwhelmed by paid work and care work responsibilities
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS8
201053
Jennine struggles to complete her care work because of long distances and fixed working hours under the VUP
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
201070
Alice struggles to support her aged husband and children while working in the VUP programme and undertaking all care activities
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS3
203095
Liliose juggles care and paid work along with her duties as the self-help group president
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS12
203028
Lack of childcare services in WEE programme intensifies Dative’s depletion because of an overburden of both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS14
203003
Lack of childcare facilities under WEE programme makes it difficult to combine paid and unpaid work for Agathe, despite support from her husband
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS15
203050
Jacquiline’s paid work through a WEE cooperative prevents her from completing her care work
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS10
203059
Odette shares childcare responsibilities with her husband
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS8
203130
Esperance and her husband engage in informal paid work with long working hours just to make ends meet
4
Coping
Rwanda
CS16
201047
Low wages force Mathilde and her husband to work for long hours, leaving them with little time for care work and engagement in community activities
4
Coping
Rwanda