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  • n. A socially instituted practice whereupon a married couple lives with or near the family of the husband.


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  • Patrilineal inheritance and kinship as well as patrilocality make boys more valuable to the natal family.

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  • That includes the adult women, who - analysis of bone composition shows -- grew up outside the immediate area, suggesting the practice of exogamy (marrying outside the group) and patrilocality (women moving to their husbands 'families).

    Philip N. Cohen: Family Diversity in the Later Stone Age

  • That is, some researchers have assumed that the prevalence of patrilocality and polygyny in relation to matrilocality and polyandry, combined with the structural fact that the X is disproportionately carried in females, can explain the differences in patterns of genetic variation.

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  • It also seems that while localized gene flow is more likely to be female-mediated (due to dominance of patrilocality worldwide), this long range gene flow is more likely to be male-mediated.

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  • This is an indication of exogamy (marrying out) and patrilocality (the females moving to the location of the males).

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