Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1312 29 CS16 203112 2 Coping 1 0 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 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 - 8 of 8
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
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
CS6 Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS16
203112
Supporting elderly parents as well as her children leaves single mother Jane depleted
2
Coping
Rwanda

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal