Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1240 32 303012/P 303012 1 Coping 2 1 0 0 0
1241 32 303017/NP 303017 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1243 33 303041/NP 303041 4 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 158 6 Coping 1 0 1 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
1285 31 CS1 203083 3 Coping 1 0 1 0
1290 35 CS6 201041 3 Depleted 1 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1292 46 CS13 201044 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1299 42 CS3 203095 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 1 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1302 55 CS12 203028 6 Coping 1 0 0 0
1303 31 CS14 203003 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1304 33 CS15 203050 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1305 37 CS10 203059 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0 0
1306 35 CS2 203082 5 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1307 27 CS5 203081 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1309 34 CS8 203130 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1310 28 CS12 201043 2 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1311 27 CS11 203072 3 Coping 0 0 0 0
1312 29 CS16 203112 2 Coping 1 0 1 0
1313 40 CS15 201039 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1314 43 CS16 201047 4 Coping 1 0 1 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1211 22 403034P 403034 2 Coping 3 1 0 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1213 31 403042NP 403042 5 Coping 0 1 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1209 36 403015P 403015 3 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 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

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303001/NP
303001
Lack of affordable creche forces 80 year old grandmother to care for twin grandchildren
2
Coping
India
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
303012/P
303012
12th grade educated Shashikala faces discrimination at paid work while coping with household tensions
1
Coping
India
303017/NP
303017
Sumita’s young children help their mother roll incense sticks in the absence of decent work opportunities and limited child care options
4
Coping
India
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
303041/NP
303041
Rolling incense sticks and looking after younger siblings affects 12 year old girl’s school attendance
4
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
CS9 Tanzania
158
6
Coping
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
CS1
203083
Traditional care work duties leave Rose without time to rest
3
Coping
Rwanda
CS6
201041
Anita’s care work responsibilities prevent her from engaging in paid work
3
Depleted
Rwanda
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
CS13
201044
Abayisenga struggles to eke out a decent livelihood through informal paid work, and constantly feels overwhelmed by paid work and care work responsibilities
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS3
203095
Liliose juggles care and paid work along with her duties as the self-help group president
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS4
203084
Divorced Denise struggles to combine paid work and unpaid care work without relying on her eight-year-old son
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS6
203132
Jeanette struggles to combine paid work and care work without adverse effects on herself and her children
4
Depleted
Rwanda
CS12
203028
Lack of childcare services in WEE programme intensifies Dative’s depletion because of an overburden of both paid work and unpaid care work
6
Coping
Rwanda
CS14
203003
Lack of childcare facilities under WEE programme makes it difficult to combine paid and unpaid work for Agathe, despite support from her husband
3
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS15
203050
Jacquiline’s paid work through a WEE cooperative prevents her from completing her care work
4
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS10
203059
Odette shares childcare responsibilities with her husband
5
Towards a double boon
Rwanda
CS2
203082
Children of Single mother are overburdened with care tasks
5
Depleted
Rwanda
CS5
203081
Nine-year-old boy loses out on playing as he replaces his mother Marceline while she earns a livelihood
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
Depleted
Rwanda
CS8
203130
Esperance and her husband engage in informal paid work with long working hours just to make ends meet
4
Coping
Rwanda
CS12
201043
10-year-old boy has no time to rest while his mother Marie Rose struggles to make ends meet
2
Depleted
Rwanda
CS11
203072
Returns from farming through a WEE programme are insufficient for single mother Aisha’s needs
3
Coping
Rwanda
CS16
203112
Supporting elderly parents as well as her children leaves single mother Jane depleted
2
Coping
Rwanda
CS15
201039
Single parent Claudine can benefit from water and electricity connections by reducing the drudgery of her care tasks
6
Depleted
Rwanda
CS16
201047
Low wages force Mathilde and her husband to work for long hours, leaving them with little time for care work and engagement in community activities
4
Coping
Rwanda
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Januka BK (22)

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

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal
403042NP
403042
A couple struggle together to recover from the loss of their business
5
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal

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