Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 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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CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
160
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
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
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
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