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1. Anthropology Of or relating to residence with a husband's kin group or clan.
2. Zoology Of or relating to the tendency of females to leave their natal group and reside in or mate with males of a different group: Chimpanzees are patrilocal.

pat′ri·lo·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
pat′ri·lo′cal·ly adv.


the state or custom of residing with the family or tribe of the husband, as in certain primitive societies. Cf. matrilocality. — patrilocal, adj.
See also: Anthropology
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Baker and Jacobsen (2007) use a bargaining framework to argue that patrilocality should be more common when the husband's human capital is relatively location specific compared to the wife's, and conversely for matrilocality.
In urban China, patrilocality may be declining, with the importance of sons (for old-age care) diminishing.
Senior female members of the family use this saying as much as the male members--showing how women have internalized the patrilocality as an inevitable existential destiny.
Taylor's research on North Pentecost gives a sense of the local grounding of marriage among Sia Raga, given matrilineal descent and patrilocality.
5) The social science literature identifies the following external circumstances correlated with IPV: (1) patrilocality, or physical proximity to one's patrilineal family, (2) economic dislocation, and (3) multiple forms of isolation.
Patrilocality gives free rein to the interests of paternal kin, and is always potentially harmful for the wife and offspring.
This, said the archaeologists is a strong indication of patrilocality - a male-centred kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.
This also provides a strong indication of Patrilocality, a male-centered kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.
However, a more detailed study with uniparental markers is needed to allow for a more in depth evaluation of the impact that matrilocality/ patrilocality oriented practices, asymmetry of gene flow, and inbreeding have had on the biological structure of the ethnic groups in the Vaupes region.
See, for example, Melvin Firestone, Brothers and Rivals: Patrilocality in Savage Cove (St.
Belonging is important in Newfoundland and Labrador but with its long history of patrilocality, where and to whom have women belonged?