Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
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
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 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
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 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 - 18 of 18
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
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
402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Malati BK (28)

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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
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
301033/P
301033
Teesta and her teenage daughters walk long distances to fetch water after long and arduous days on construction sites
6
Coping
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
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
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
2
Depleted
India

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal
CS21 Tanzania
90
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania