Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 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 - 29 of 29

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
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal
402008/P
402008
Sunita juggles a new baby with work and care responsibilities – while her husband goes to college
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

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

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal

Manju BK (34)

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

Durga BK (22)

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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
301019/NP
301019
Gendered division of responsibilities remains unchanged over generations, trapping Indumati and her daughter-in-law in a perpetual imbalance between care and paid work
6
Towards a double boon
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

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
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
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
304006/NP
304006
18-year old Manjari gets no time to rest, whether she is at the brick kilns or at her home
2
Depleted
India
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
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