Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 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

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
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
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
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
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
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
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal