Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: Case studies

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1191 26 401013/P 401013 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1192 30 401034/P 401034 3 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1193 30 401038/P 401038 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1194 24 401041/P 401041 2 Coping 0 1 0 0
1195 27 401042/P 401042 2 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1198 19 401048/NP 401048 2 Coping 0 1 1 0
1199 32 402003/P 402003 3 Coping 2 1 1 0
1200 19 402008/P 402008 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1202 30 402019/P 402019 2 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 1
1203 38 402027/P 402027 4 Coping 1 1 0 0
1204 28 402031/P 402031 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1210 25 403016NP 403016 1 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 0
1214 35 403026P 403026 3 Coping 2 0 0 0
1219 33 404048NP 404048 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 0 0
1220 22 404050NP 404050 1 Towards a double boon 1 1 0 0
1221 20 301013/P 301013 3 Coping 0 1 1 0
1222 32 301016/NP 301016 6 Coping 1 1 0 0
1223 35 301019/NP 301019 6 Towards a double boon 0 1 1 1
1224 30 301030/P 301030 4 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1226 24 301034/NP 301034 3 Depleted 0 1 1 0
1227 35 301040/P 301040 6 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1228 38 301044/P 301044 6 Coping 0 1 1 0
1244 39 303047/P 303047 4 Towards a double boon 2 1 0 0
1247 28 304011/P 304011 2 Depleted 0 1 0 0
1269 50 CS17 Tanzania 128 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1255 29 CS3 Tanzania 123 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1274 35 CS22 Tanzania 101 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1280 35 CS28 Tanzania 72 4 Coping 1 0 0
1266 30 CS14 Tanzania 176 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1258 28 CS6 Tanzania 188 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1260 35 CS8 Tanzania 125 5 Depleted 1 0 0
1278 46 CS26 Tanzania 70 4 Coping 1 0 0
1267 29 CS15 Tanzania 159 3 Towards a double boon 0 0 0
1264 27 CS12 Tanzania 104 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1275 35 CS23 Tanzania 99 6 Depleted 1 0 0
1263 30 CS11 Tanzania 110 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1261 38 CS9 Tanzania 157 6 Coping 1 0 0
1270 34 CS18 Tanzania 120 5 Coping 1 0 0
1281 25 CS29 Tanzania 29 1 Coping 1 0 0
1271 45 CS19 Tanzania 50 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1272 38 CS20 Tanzania 3 4 Coping 1 0 0
1273 24 CS21 Tanzania 90 3 Coping 1 0 0
1279 54 CS27 Tanzania 68 1 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1265 26 CS13 Tanzania 32 1 Coping 1 0 0
1284 33 CS32 Tanzania 73 3 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1254 37 CS2 Tanzania 193 5 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1282 28 CS30 Tanzania 27 2 Coping 1 0 0
1259 35 CS7 Tanzania 16 4 Towards a double boon 1 0 0
1277 39 CS25 Tanzania 74 2 Towards a double boon 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 - 40 of 49

Gita BK (26)

401013/P
401013
Gita struggles to care for a congenitally ill child with a migrant husband
3
Depleted
Nepal
401034/P
401034
What needs to change: suggestions from Sharmila, seed-selling mother of three
3
Towards a double boon
Nepal
401038/P
401038
Entrepreneurial Sita struggles with childcare
3
Coping
Nepal
401041/P
401041
A migrant husband leaves Mankumari juggling care with cooperative work
2
Coping
Nepal
401042/P
401042
Lakshmi manages alone, and without regular remittances from her alcoholic migrant husband
2
Depleted
Nepal
401048/NP
401048
Teenaged mother of two struggles to earn and care with little help
2
Coping
Nepal
402003/P
402003
Rukmini balances childcare and paid work since her husband migrated to Malaysia
3
Coping
Nepal
402008/P
402008
Sunita juggles a new baby with work and care responsibilities – while her husband goes to college
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402019/P
402019
Sarita’s husband encourages her to earn – but offers little help with the domestic chores
2
Towards a double boon
Nepal
402027/P
402027
Decent paid work would help Jayanti balance the demands on her time
4
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
403026P
403026
Single mother Heema struggles to balance earning with caring for her three children
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
404050NP
404050
Pushpa’s Herculean effort: balancing care work, paid work and studies
1
Towards a double boon
Nepal
301013/P
301013
Maya struggles to take care of her child while working on government employment guarantee programme
3
Coping
India
301016/NP
301016
Poverty, alcoholism and absence of public services exacerbates the double burden that Sarita and her children have to bear
6
Coping
India
301019/NP
301019
Gendered division of responsibilities remains unchanged over generations, trapping Indumati and her daughter-in-law in a perpetual imbalance between care and paid work
6
Towards a double boon
India
301030/P
301030
Young boy pulled out of school to help his mother Seema with care tasks in mainly male family
4
Depleted
India

Hema Bai (24)

301034/NP
301034
Pregnant worker on government employment guarantee scheme, Hema Bai, struggles against discrimination and drudgery
3
Depleted
India
301040/P
301040
Husband helps with care tasks, but with lack of essential public services, Divya’s family struggles to survive.
6
Depleted
India
301044/P
301044
Devibai passes on care work burden to her 11 year old daughter when working on government employment scheme
6
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
304011/P
304011
Ruchika faces domestic violence despite contributing to the family business and her unpaid care work
2
Depleted
India
CS17 Tanzania
128
Mama Justine needs to redistribute household work to the men in her family
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS3 Tanzania
123
Drudgery affects Jolly’s health and wellbeing
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS22 Tanzania
101
Miriam’s new income reduces the drudgery of her care responsibilities
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS28 Tanzania
72
Marvin’s multiple roles and responsibilities
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS14 Tanzania
176
Josephine’s husband helps a bit, but ‘cannot cook’ for their three children
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS6 Tanzania
188
Henrieta’s precarious balance of income, family and community
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS8 Tanzania
125
Juliet’s unrelenting efforts to earn while caring for five children
5
Depleted
Tanzania
CS26 Tanzania
70
Alexandria combines farming, wage labour and working in a kiosk with caring for her family of 6
4
Coping
Tanzania
CS15 Tanzania
159
Carol on her all-female family and her triple burden of care, income, and community
3
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS12 Tanzania
104
Maria’s successful balance of family life and running a restaurant
1
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS23 Tanzania
99
Bernadet values her husband’s support in her efforts to earn and care for seven children
6
Depleted
Tanzania
CS11 Tanzania
110
Judith manages caring and farming with the help of her younger sister
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania
CS9 Tanzania
157
6
Coping
Tanzania
CS18 Tanzania
120
Unpredictable markets disturb Denise’s careful balance of income with family life
5
Coping
Tanzania
CS29 Tanzania
29
Emanuela’s business challenges and solutions
1
Coping
Tanzania
CS19 Tanzania
50
Christine negotiates with her husband over her income earning work
4
Towards a double boon
Tanzania

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