Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 1
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 111 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 73 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 158 6 Coping 1 0 1 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 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

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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
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India
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
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
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
303047/P
303047
Aradhna wishes she could spend more time with her daughters instead of making them help her in care activities
4
Towards a double boon
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
304039/P
304039
Gendered norms on care and mobility constrain Prema to do anything but low paid home-based work
3
Coping
India

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal

Manju BK (34)

402044/NP
402044
Manju delegates care work to her teenage daughter
5
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
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
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
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
CS23 Tanzania
100
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
111
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
160
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
190
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
73
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
158
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS17 Tanzania
129
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania