Your place or mine? A phylogenetic comparative analysis of marital residence in Indo-European and Austronesian societies

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London Vol/Iss. 365(1559) The Royal Society Published In Pages: 3913–3922
By Fortunato, Laura, Jordan, Fiona M.


There will be a higher rate of transition from uxorilocality to virilocality than the inverse transition.


The results support that the change from uxorilocality to neolocality (qUV) is greater than the reverse transition (qVU). In Indo-European societies qUV has a value of 32, while qVU has a value of 1. For Austronesian societies, qUV is 1.4 while qVU is 1.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian phylogenetic comparative methodsSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN