Family coping strategies: balancing paid employment and domestic. Labour of social reproduction ensures the survival of both individuals and the society as a whole. Both parents usually have to work because it is nearly impossible to make ends meet if they don"t. Nearly impossible to deal with childcare arrangements. Family friendly policies usually apply to women not men because assumption that men don"t have to deal with family responsibilities. Companies try to create family friendly policies to help families juggle the responsibilities of work and family. Women going into workforce has made it harder for families to juggle domestic responsibilities family responsibility. Assumption by canadian government that childcare is a private individual. Assumption that women will deal with family responsibilities. Would higher domestic workers to look after family care responsibilities when both adults are employed. Have flexible rotating schedules to ensure that an adult is home at all times to look after the dependents.