Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
1239 30 303011/P 303011 1 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 160 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0 0
1291 45 CS5 201032 6 Depleted 0 0 0 0
1300 30 CS4 203084 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1301 31 CS6 203132 4 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1308 28 CS7 203124 3 Depleted 0 0 1 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0 0
1207 37 403008NP 403008 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0 0
1208 30 403009P 403009 3 Coping 3 0 0 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

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
303011/P
303011
Lack of decent paid work opportunities results in precarious income levels for Shaila’s all-female household
1
Coping
India
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
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
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
CS7
203124
Lack of access to water and electricity makes life harder for single mother Eliza
3
Depleted
Rwanda
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
3
Coping
Nepal

Kusum BK (37)

403008NP
403008
Kusum ‘stretches time’ to manage care for three small children and back-breaking labour
3
Depleted
Nepal

Kabita BK (30)

403009P
403009
Gender norms restrict widow Kabita’s work options, making everyday life harder
3
Coping
Nepal
403016NP
403016
Cultural norms keep Gyanu in the kitchen
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal