Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 14 of 14
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1294 40 CS10 201091 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 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 - 14 of 14
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
CS15 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
CS17
CS17 Tanzania
129
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS5
201032
Poverty and needing to support six children as a single parent pushes Josepha to look for informal jobs than work in better-paid VUP
6
Depleted
Rwanda
CS10
201091
Lack of water facilities in the village exacerbates the work that Yvette does, leaving her with no choice but to rely on her young daughters to help her complete all her household activities
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS9
201072
Agnes’s young children support her in her domestic tasks while she works long hours under the VUP to make ends meet
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS4
203084
Divorced Denise struggles to combine paid work and unpaid care work without relying on her eight-year-old son
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
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

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal