The conditions that may favor avunculocal residence

Marriage, Family, and Kinship HRAF Press New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 249-259
By Ember, Melvin


This paper offers a tentative theory of avunculocal residence: societies that were matrilocal and matrilineal will be likely to develop avunculocality when they switch to internal warfare and experience a high male mortality rate. Some cross-cultural evidence to support this theory is provided.

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