Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 33 of 33
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1 0
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1225 35 301033/P 301033 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0 1
1229 35 302005/P 302005 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1230 25 302006/P 302006 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1231 22 302009/P 302009 1 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1232 27 302013/P 302013 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1233 35 302026/P 302026 4 Coping 1 1 1 0 0
1234 26 302031/NP 302031 3 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1235 25 302033/NP 302033 2 Coping 0 1 1 0 0
1236 35 302038/NP 302038 6 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 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
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 129 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 121 5 Coping 1 0 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 51 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 91 3 Coping 1 0 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 100 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1286 21 CS2 201002 1 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1294 40 CS10 201091 2 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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301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
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
301019/NP
301019
Gendered division of responsibilities remains unchanged over generations, trapping Indumati and her daughter-in-law in a perpetual imbalance between care and paid work
6
Towards a double boon
India
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India
301033/P
301033
Teesta and her teenage daughters walk long distances to fetch water after long and arduous days on construction sites
6
Coping
India

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
Coping
India
302005/P
302005
Manasa faces triple burden owing to no payment for employment guarantee scheme work
4
Depleted
India
302006/P
302006
Gauri prefers to leave children home than be ‘kept in a pit’ at MGNREGA worksites
3
Coping
India
302009/P
302009
Dam construction wrecks havoc on Suneetha’s time
1
Coping
India

Varsha TK (27)

302013/P
302013
Death of in-laws causes Varsha’s well being to spiral downwards
2
Depleted
India
302026/P
302026
Collection of water is an uphill task for Sangeetha and her children
4
Coping
India
302031/NP
302031
Madhu’s paid work necessitates older mother-in-law and younger sister-in-law to step in for care work
3
Towards a double boon
India
302033/NP
302033
Young Tribal woman studies against all odds, yet struggles
2
Coping
India
302038/NP
302038
Gendered and cultural norms restrict woman’s paid work mobility
6
Coping
India
CS1 Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
194
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
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
CS6 Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS17
CS17 Tanzania
129
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS18
CS18 Tanzania
121
Unpredictable markets disturb Denise’s careful balance of income with family life
5
Coping
Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
51
Christine negotiates with her husband over her income earning work
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
CS20 Tanzania
3
Daniela finds vegetables for sale – as well as four young sons – all need a lot of care
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS21
CS21 Tanzania
91
Erica’s husband feels it is ‘not his job’ to feed the children
3
Coping
Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS23
CS23 Tanzania
100
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS2
201002
Extended family helps single mother Liliose, who struggles to undertake VUP work without childcare facilities
1
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS10
201091
Lack of water facilities in the village exacerbates the work that Yvette does, leaving her with no choice but to rely on her young daughters to help her complete all her household activities
2
Depleted
Rwanda