Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7
1237 40 303001/NP 303001 2 Coping 2 1 0 1 0
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1242 20 303028/P 303028 4 Depleted 0 1 0 0 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 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

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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
303028/P
303028
Widowed Parvati rolls incense sticks while older mother goes for factory work to support their family
4
Depleted
India
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

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

Malati BK (28)

402031/P
402031
Malati’s job leaves no time for childcare
3
Depleted
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal