Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 27 of 27
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 158 6 Coping 1 0 1 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 111 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 89 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 51 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1279 54 CS27 Tanzania 69 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1312 29 CS16 203112 2 Coping 1 0 1 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 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 - 27 of 27
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
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
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
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
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
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
CS2 Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
194
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
198
Mama Janice combines earning with care and community work – with the help of her mother-in-law
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
158
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
111
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
89
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS17
CS17 Tanzania
129
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
51
Christine negotiates with her husband over her income earning work
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS27
CS27 Tanzania
69
Sharlene contributes to her family and to her community
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS16
203112
Supporting elderly parents as well as her children leaves single mother Jane depleted
2
Coping
Rwanda

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
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
402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
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
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal