Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1297 34 CS14 201086 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1205 34 402044/NP 402044 5 Coping 0 1 1 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 - 9 of 9
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
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
CS14
201086
The impact of travelling long distances for paid work is felt keenly by single parent Josiane
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
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

Manju BK (34)

402044/NP
402044
Manju delegates care work to her teenage daughter
5
Coping
Nepal