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
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1

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