Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1288 36 CS4 201008 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1293 46 CS8 201053 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1295 42 CS7 201070 5 Depleted 1 0 1 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1340 21 403031/P 403031 2 Coping 0 1 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

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6
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
CS8
201053
Jennine struggles to complete her care work because of long distances and fixed working hours under the VUP
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
201070
Alice struggles to support her aged husband and children while working in the VUP programme and undertaking all care activities
5
Depleted
Rwanda

Januka BK (22)

403034P
403034
Acute poverty forces 21-year-old Januka into multiple jobs, damaging her health
2
Coping
Nepal
403015P
403015
Parents’ ill health puts children’s education at risk
3
Depleted
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

403031/P
403031
Drudgery, danger and gender norms exacerbate Rupa's daily struggle
2
Coping
Nepal