Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 15 of 15
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1218 47 404023P 404023 5 Depleted 5 1 0 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1196 28 401012/NP 401012 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1215 35 404003P 404003 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0 0
1216 35 404010P 404010 4 Coping 1 1 0 1 0
1197 19 401022/NP 401022 1 Depleted 0 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 - 15 of 15
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
Coping
India
303047/P
303047
Aradhna wishes she could spend more time with her daughters instead of making them help her in care activities
4
Towards a double boon
India
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal

Gauri BK (47)

404023P
404023
Gender norms affecting Gauri’s capacity to care and to earn
5
Depleted
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal
401012/NP
401012
Access to skilled paid work and support from parents is essential to single mother Urmila
2
Towards a double boon
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
404003P
404003
Menuka does back-breaking labour – carrying her infant son on her back
6
Depleted
Nepal

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
404010P
404010
Struggling to do it all as the head of household and primary carer
4
Coping
Nepal

Jamuna BK (19)

401022/NP
401022
Jamuna feels overwhelmed with paid and unpaid work responsibilities
1
Depleted
Nepal