Balancing unpaid care work and paid work carried out qualitative and quantitative research in India, Nepal, Rwanda,Tanzania across 16 sites. This research explores how women’s economic empowerment policies and programmes can take unpaid care work into account, in order to enable economic empowerment to be optimised, shared across families and sustained across generations. It focuses on the social organisation of care in low income households, and at the role of families, state, private sector and not-for profit sector.

Ultimately it aims to identify measures that can lead towards a ‘double boon’, creating paid work that empowers women and provides core support for their unpaid care work responsibilities.

Balancing unpaid care work and paid work is part of the global Growth and Equal Opportunities for Women programme (GrOW)

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