FAMILY LIFE CYCLE

is the application of a purely Darwinistic approach to families, whereby life events such as marriage, or coupling (in select cultures), the birth and raising of children to retirement are classed as milestones in the family life cycle.

FAMILY LIFE CYCLE: "Examples such as the birth of grand children and the retirement of an individual's parents are just some of the steps involved in the family life cycle."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FAMILY LIFE CYCLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/family-life-cycle/ (accessed January 20, 2019).
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