Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 24 of 24
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 158 6 Coping 1 0 1 0
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 111 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1303 31 CS14 203003 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1304 33 CS15 203050 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1305 37 CS10 203059 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1306 35 CS2 203082 5 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 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 - 24 of 24
CS2 Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
194
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS4 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
CS5 Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
190
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
158
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
111
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS14
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS1
203083
Traditional care work duties leave Rose without time to rest
3
Coping
Rwanda
CS4
203084
Divorced Denise struggles to combine paid work and unpaid care work without relying on her eight-year-old son
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS14
203003
Lack of childcare facilities under WEE programme makes it difficult to combine paid and unpaid work for Agathe, despite support from her husband
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS15
203050
Jacquiline’s paid work through a WEE cooperative prevents her from completing her care work
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS10
203059
Odette shares childcare responsibilities with her husband
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS2
203082
Children of Single mother are overburdened with care tasks
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS8
203130
Esperance and her husband engage in informal paid work with long working hours just to make ends meet
4
Coping
Rwanda
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
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
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal