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 neolocality than the inverse transition.


The results partially support that the change from uxorilocality to neolocality (qUN) is greater than the reverse transition (qNU). In Indo-European societies qUN has a value of 40, while qNU has a value of 29.5. However, for Austronesian societies, qUN is 0.9 while qNU is 1.5.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian phylogenetic comparative methods Partially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN