Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 18 of 18
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 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
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 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

Displaying 1 - 18 of 18
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

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
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
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal

Durga BK (22)

402047/NP
402047
Durga struggles to earn and care for her two small children
2
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal

Kusum BK (37)

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

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
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
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal