Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 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
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 176 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 88 1 Coping 1 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 159 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 104 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 110 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 157 6 Coping 1 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 29 1 Coping 1 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 132 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 50 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 1 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 32 1 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 - 29 of 29
401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
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
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
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
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
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
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS14 Tanzania
176
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
88
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
159
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
104
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
110
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
157
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
29
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
132
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
50
Christine negotiates with her husband over her income earning work
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS21 Tanzania
90
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania
CS13 Tanzania
32
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania