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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.


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A Study on the Investment Tendencies of Families by Different Stages of their Life Cycles (Ateş Bayazit Hayta)


Ateş Bayazit Hayta A Study on the Investment Tendencies of Families by Different Stages of their Life Cycles Introduction Attitudes and behaviors, which have physical, psychological and social equivalents differ and separate from each other in various life cycles. In this differentiation, the effect of cultural environment and life cycles has a determiner role. For example, with advancing age; needs, priority of needs, forms and quantities of meeting these needs can differ. In personal life cycles consisting of infancy, childhood, adolescence, youth, maturity, elderliness periods, financial attitudes and behaviors of people differ to a great extent (Güven, 1991; Carter & McGoldrick, 2005a). Like everything alive on earth, family has a lifetime as well. Family is founded; fulfills its responsibilities; completes its life and finally it dies. From the first day of its foundation, family goes through certain stages during its lifetime. These stages take place since the first day of the foundation of family and their duration, importance and role can differ according to characteristics of family. These stages are examined under the name of “family life cycle”. The stages of a family life cycle may differ based on one or more variables, such as the duration of marriage, the birth of the first child, the ages of children, the age of the responsible adult or children’s leaving home. Most traditionally, family life cycles can be grouped into three phases as the establishing, expanding and narrowing stages (Comel & Deljavan, 1983; Wells & Gubar, 2009). The features of family life cycles should...

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