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