An explanation for matrilocal residence

Being Female: Reproduction, Power, and Change Mouton The Hague Published In Pages: 99-108
By Divale, William Tulio


Matrilocality will be asoociated with horticulture.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
HorticultureIndependentTillage, Diet
Residence PatternDependentResidence

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Starkweather, Katherine E.Cultures with non-classical polyandry tend to be small scale and egalitarian societies that produce food through hunting and gathering and horticulture (p. 161).
Aberle, David F.". . . stratification is closely connected with subsistence type. . . . 'Plough agriculture' shows the highest stratification, 'African horticulture' next, 'dominant horticulture' next, and 'other horticulture' next, in the agricultural series. 'Pastoralism' shows a level intermediate between 'plough agriculture' and 'African horticulture,' somewhat similar to its position in table 17-5. 'New World pastoralism' and 'extraction' bring up the bottom of the list" (694, 698)
Koning, NiekSemi-sedentary foraging, and-tool horticulture, plow agriculture, and pastoralism will be positively associated with witchcraft belief (p. 163).
Aberle, David F."Matrilineal systems are relatively more frequent in the 'dominant horticulture' category than either bilateral or patrilineal systems, at high levels of stratification. They are more commonly in the 'dominant horticulture' category than patrilineal systems at low levels; there is no significant difference between matrilineal and bilateral systems at this level" (698)
Aberle, David F."[If political integration is dichotomized into systems with authoritative regulation above the community level and systems at or below the community level] it is possible to see a regular progression among the systems with any agricultural base. As we go from 'plough' agriculture to 'African horticulture,' and thence to 'dominant horticulture' and 'other horticulture,' the percentage of cases at or below the community level rises regularly . . ." (681)