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Family Life Cycle

  • By: Roseann Giarrusso
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Family scholars from sociology, psychology, demography, and economics have employed the concept of the family life cycle (FLC) to examine family relationships. The concept provided researchers with a meaningful way to look at how families changed over time by outlining a ...

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