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English definition of “family life cycle”

family life cycle

noun [usually S]
 
 
MARKETING
the different stages of a person's life and their different needs as a consumer at each stage, for example according to whether they have children and how old they are: People at the "bachelor stage" of the family life cycle are more likely to spend money on fashion items and vacations.
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