We cannot reject that the father has remained quite absent of the home in the rather chauvinistic cultures; but the sensitivity of our present society tends to overcome those defective attitudes and, in this way, many parents boast of themselves to also dedicate they to the own tasks of the home. According to a survey realised between the Spaniards in 1995, the percentage of the men who think that as much man as woman has to work abroad and to distribute the tasks domestic was of 45% in 1990 and a 53% in 1994. The percentage of that they thought about a family in that the woman works less hours abroad and dedicates more to the care of this one and of the son it was of 23% in 1990 and a 21% in 1994. Those that thinks that only the man has to work abroad and only the woman has to take care of of the home and of the children he was a 27% in 1990 and a 22% in 1995. 2) a very peculiar function of the family are to constitute the place of the human privaticidad, that is to say, that one place where the person can enjoy privacy and a certain autonomy.
Taking a step more, the family appears like the best scope for the human relations, at least concerning intensity and affection. Of familiar relations we can speak of three types: a) The inherited ones: Ancestors and parents tie with. b) The conjugal ones: They tie with compatible people and collaterals. c) The generated ones: The children and descendants tie with. They are not the same all of them, but that all has, like common characteristics, those that we finished remembering. Tie to this function it is the subject of the life of love affection, since the family is a group specialized in the affective allowance, and where better the authentic human love can be lived In conclusion the family directs her action towards: – The psycho-social protection of its members (internal function). – The accomodation and transmission of a culture (outerwork function).