Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 21 of 21
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
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
1262 37 CS10 Tanzania 159 5 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 111 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 105 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 33 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 177 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1268 47 CS16 Tanzania 89 1 Coping 1 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1217 30 404014P 404014 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 1
1124 40 404004P 404004 5 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0 0
1212 21 404045NP 404045 3 Coping 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
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 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 - 21 of 21
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
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
CS10 Tanzania
CS10 Tanzania
159
Caring for her big family cuts into Mama Barbra’s profits
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
111
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
105
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS13
CS13 Tanzania
33
Gloria’s schoolgoing younger sister helps her meet her many obligations
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS14
CS14 Tanzania
177
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
160
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
CS16 Tanzania
89
Mama Marion takes a managerial approach to managing the finances and family life for eight
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS5
201032
Poverty and needing to support six children as a single parent pushes Josepha to look for informal jobs than work in better-paid VUP
6
Depleted
Rwanda
404014P
404014
Long hours of poorly paid work force Radhika to push care work onto her daughters
4
Depleted
Nepal
404004P
404004
Redistribution of care and paid work among family members enhancing Ramkala’s paid work options
5
Towards a double boon
Nepal

Rupa BK (21)

404045NP
404045
Gender norms means Rupa’s husband will go hungry rather than cook for himself
3
Coping
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
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal