Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 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
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 123 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 188 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 125 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 158 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 99 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 132 6 Depleted 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

Displaying 1 - 27 of 27

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
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

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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
3
Depleted
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
3
Depleted
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
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
2
Depleted
India
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
India
CS3 Tanzania
123
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
188
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
125
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
158
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS23 Tanzania
99
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
132
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania