Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 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
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1299 42 CS3 203095 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1306 35 CS2 203082 5 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1307 27 CS5 203081 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1312 29 CS16 203112 2 Coping 1 0 1 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 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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402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Manju BK (34)

402044/NP
402044
Manju delegates care work to her teenage daughter
5
Coping
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal
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
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
CS4 Tanzania
198
Mama Janice combines earning with care and community work – with the help of her mother-in-law
5
Towards a double boon
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
CS1
203083
Traditional care work duties leave Rose without time to rest
3
Coping
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
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
CS2
203082
Children of Single mother are overburdened with care tasks
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS8
203130
Esperance and her husband engage in informal paid work with long working hours just to make ends meet
4
Coping
Rwanda
CS16
203112
Supporting elderly parents as well as her children leaves single mother Jane depleted
2
Coping
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