Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 51 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 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
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 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 - 9 of 9
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
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
CS7 Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
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
CS1
201007
Rose’s chronic illness results in her 16-year-old daughter missing out on education as she takes on both paid and care work from her mother
4
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
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
404004P
404004
Redistribution of care and paid work among family members enhancing Ramkala’s paid work options
5
Towards a double boon
Nepal