Pub. Date: rev 2011
Pages: 4 (2929 words)
Format: PDF
File Size: 270 KB
SKU: CHE-Soc-051

 

Table of Contents
  • Birth
  • Childhood
  • Coming Of Age
  • Dating and Courtship
  • Marriage
  • Family and Parenting
  • Work / Professional Life
  • Old Age
  • Death

Switzerland Lifecycle

From birth to death, the stages of life in Swiss culture.

Highlights of This Profile

Humankind may follow a similar progression in the lifecycle, but cultural details differ. From childhood to coming of age, dating, marriage, family and parenting, work life, old age, and death, this report on Swiss life stages covers it all. Learn about Swiss society in each stage of the lifecycle, the customs unique to males and females, and the traditions of infancy, childhood, teenagers, young adults, the middle aged, parents, professionals, and the elderly.

The report takes an in-depth look at practical, everyday customs in Switzerland. Readers will find out about everything from typical activities for children, at what age children are expected to contribute to the household; how men and women meet in Switzerland; what constitutes a typical date; whether pre-marital sex is common; how marriage is viewed; what the typical family and daily routines are; which parent gets custody in case of divorce; life in the professional world; how the elderly are viewed in the culture; what they do at retirement; and what happens at death.

This comprehensive profile touches on a multitude of topics within each age group or life stage. You'll learn about the Swiss outlook on life and have more to talk about with your colleagues and friends. Understanding Swiss culture is the first step toward better relations, giving you more tools for successful relationships, business or personal.

Find out what makes the Swiss tick with this thorough profile. Whether you are doing business in Switzerland, relocating, traveling, researching, or simply curious, this report is an invaluable resource for understanding the culture's undercurrents and many of the underlying traditions and views associated with each stage of life. You'll better know how to blend in, make connections, or manage if you have a grasp on the sociology of culture.

Who Should Buy This Profile

This report has a broad appeal and will offer insights for business professionals, travelers, tour planners and travel agents; government officials, diplomats; public relations, marketing, and media specialists; trade professionals; educational institutions; students; exchange groups; religious organizations; missionaries; and anyone interested in learning about the Swiss lifecycle and its associated traditions and practices.

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