Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1245 25 304002/NP 304002 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1246 18 304006/NP 304006 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1249 32 304015/NP 304015 5 Depleted 4 1 1 0 1
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 1 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 28 2 Coping 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 30 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 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

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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

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
302031/NP
302031
Madhu’s paid work necessitates older mother-in-law and younger sister-in-law to step in for care work
3
Towards a double boon
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
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
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
304015/NP
304015
Irregular and low-wage construction work adversely impacts Malavika’s children
5
Depleted
India
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

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

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
404048NP
404048
Caste norms restrict Sumitra’s earning options and prevent her daughters from helping her with household work
6
Towards a double boon
Nepal
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS30 Tanzania
28
Noerina’s ideas for reorganizing care and community work
2
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
CS29 Tanzania
30
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS4 Tanzania
198
Mama Janice combines earning with care and community work – with the help of her mother-in-law
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania