An evaluation of alternative theories of matrilocal versus patrilocal residence

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 135-149
By Ember, Carol R.


This paper investigates the relationship between marital residence and warfare. The author evaluates two theories proposing opposite causalities: one, that internal warfarecauses patrilocality; the other, that residence comes first and influences type of warfare. The author presents a new model emphasizing the role of population size in determining type of warfare, which in turn affects marital residence. However, the role of migration in determining marital residence is also considered.

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