Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1296 29 CS9 201072 3 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1206 22 402047/NP 402047 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1201 22 402014/NP 402014 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 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 - 8 of 8
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
CS13
201044
Abayisenga struggles to eke out a decent livelihood through informal paid work, and constantly feels overwhelmed by paid work and care work responsibilities
5
Towards a double boon
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
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda

Durga BK (22)

402047/NP
402047
Durga struggles to earn and care for her two small children
2
Coping
Nepal

Bhuma BK (22)

402014/NP
402014
Her husband’s out-migration limits Bhuma’s paid work options
2
Depleted
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
Coping
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal