Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1238 30 303002/P 303002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1290 35 CS6 201041 3 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1293 46 CS8 201053 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1294 40 CS10 201091 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1297 34 CS14 201086 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1298 33 CS11 201095 2 Depleted 0 0 0 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
1310 28 CS12 201043 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 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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403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
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404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
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404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
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Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
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301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
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India
303002/P
303002
Lack of public care support for adult dependents consigns Simran to rolling incense sticks
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India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
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India
304002/NP
304002
Widowed Swati prefers to migrate to brick kilns despite her children being deprived of schooling
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India
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
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India
CS1 Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
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Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
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Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
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Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
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Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
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Tanzania
CS23
CS23 Tanzania
100
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
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Tanzania
CS1
201007
Rose’s chronic illness results in her 16-year-old daughter missing out on education as she takes on both paid and care work from her mother
4
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Rwanda
CS6
201041
Anita’s care work responsibilities prevent her from engaging in paid work
3
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Rwanda
CS5
201032
Poverty and needing to support six children as a single parent pushes Josepha to look for informal jobs than work in better-paid VUP
6
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Rwanda
CS8
201053
Jennine struggles to complete her care work because of long distances and fixed working hours under the VUP
5
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Rwanda
CS10
201091
Lack of water facilities in the village exacerbates the work that Yvette does, leaving her with no choice but to rely on her young daughters to help her complete all her household activities
2
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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
CS9
201072
Agnes’s young children support her in her domestic tasks while she works long hours under the VUP to make ends meet
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS14
201086
The impact of travelling long distances for paid work is felt keenly by single parent Josiane
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS11
201095
Grace leaves abusive husband for a safer life for her children but struggles to provide for them through VUP participation
2
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Rwanda
CS4
203084
Divorced Denise struggles to combine paid work and unpaid care work without relying on her eight-year-old son
4
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Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
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Rwanda
CS2
203082
Children of Single mother are overburdened with care tasks
5
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Rwanda
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
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Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
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Rwanda
CS12
201043
10-year-old boy has no time to rest while his mother Marie Rose struggles to make ends meet
2
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Rwanda
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
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Rwanda