Social Clock:

A social clock refers to the culturally defined timeline or schedule that determines the ideal timing for important life events and milestones in a person’s life.


It is a concept that acknowledges the societal expectations and norms regarding when individuals should reach specific accomplishments.


The social clock helps individuals gauge their progress and compare it with societal expectations, providing a sense of belonging and guidance in making important life decisions.


The concept of a social clock can be observed in various areas such as education, career, marriage, having children, and retirement, where cultural and societal norms influence the perceived appropriate timing of these milestones.