Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 124 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 126 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1253 40 CS1 Tanzania 133 6 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 189 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1257 35 CS5 Tanzania 190 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 194 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1256 32 CS4 Tanzania 198 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 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

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CS3 Tanzania
124
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
126
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania

Mama Joy (40)

CS1 Tanzania
133
Joy depends on paid help to keep up with the unpaid care work
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS7 Tanzania
16
Bridget’s family pull together to make it possible for her to earn
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
189
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS5 Tanzania
190
Roberta on trying to earn an income while bringing up six daughters
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS2 Tanzania
194
Despite low wages, Harriet believes she ‘gains from her sweat’
5
Towards a double boon
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