The conditions favoring matrilocal versus patrilocal residence

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 73 Published In Pages: 571-594
By Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R.


This study analyzes several variables that influence matrilocal versus patrilocal residence. Results indicate that the traditional assumption that division of labor determines residence was not supported. Rather, results suggest that internal warfare favors partilocal residence and matrilocal residence is favored by purely external warfare if division of labor is matridominant.


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Ethnographic Atlas (EA)

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