Diversity and homogeneity in world societies
HRAF Press • New Haven, CT • Published In • Pages: 190 •
By Bourguignon, Erika, Greenbaum, Lenora
Marital residence will vary according to world region (58).
Marital residence in 46% of all societies is patrilocal, with the highest proportions found in Africa (75%), East Eurasia (69%), and the Circum-Mediterranean (61%), and lowest in South America (14%). Worldwide, virilocal residence is second most prevalent, reaching a high of 44% in North America, 27% in South America, and 25% in the Insular Pacific. Uxorilocal residence is present in 32% of South American and 13% of North American societies, while neolocal, optional-ambilocal, matrilocal, and avunculovcal modes are all relatively rare worldwide.
|Comparison of percentages||Partial support claimed||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|World Region||Independent||Identification, Location|