Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0
1248 27 304013/P 304013 3 Coping 0 1 0 0
1251 25 304028/P 304028 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1252 26 304039/P 304039 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 72 4 Coping 1 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 70 4 Coping 1 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 88 1 Coping 1 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 157 6 Coping 1 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 120 5 Coping 1 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 189 6 Coping 1 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 29 1 Coping 1 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 1 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 32 1 Coping 1 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 27 2 Coping 1 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

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401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
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
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
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

Kabita BK (30)

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

Januka BK (22)

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

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal
301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
301016/NP
301016
Poverty, alcoholism and absence of public services exacerbates the double burden that Sarita and her children have to bear
6
Coping
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
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
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
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
Coping
India
303017/NP
303017
Sumita’s young children help their mother roll incense sticks in the absence of decent work opportunities and limited child care options
4
Coping
India
303041/NP
303041
Rolling incense sticks and looking after younger siblings affects 12 year old girl’s school attendance
4
Coping
India
304013/P
304013
Balancing domestic work, care work and home-based work has caused Pratibha’s health to deteriorate
3
Coping
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

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal
CS28 Tanzania
72
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
70
Alexandria combines farming, wage labour and working in a kiosk with caring for her family of 6
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
88
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
157
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS18 Tanzania
120
Unpredictable markets disturb Denise’s careful balance of income with family life
5
Coping
Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
189
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
29
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
3
Daniela finds vegetables for sale – as well as four young sons – all need a lot of care
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS21 Tanzania
90
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania

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