Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 19 of 19
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1287 42 CS1 201007 4 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1299 42 CS3 203095 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 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
1307 27 CS5 203081 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
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

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 - 19 of 19
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
CS1
203083
Traditional care work duties leave Rose without time to rest
3
Coping
Rwanda
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
Depleted
Rwanda
CS4
201008
Long distances to VUP worksites and irregular payments provides little support to Helen as she struggles to undertake both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
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
CS3
203095
Liliose juggles care and paid work along with her duties as the self-help group president
3
Towards a double boon
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
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
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
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
CS16
201047
Low wages force Mathilde and her husband to work for long hours, leaving them with little time for care work and engagement in community activities
4
Coping
Rwanda
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
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