Neolocal Residence, Initial Generations
Neolocal residence involves the creation of a new household each time a child marries (C) or even when he or she reaches adulthood and becomes economically active (D).
Neolocal Residence, Subsequent Generation
In the next generation, C has had children, and D has married and had children. One child of each couple has established his/her own nuclear family. There are now four new households in addition to the original unit.
Neolocal residence and nuclear family domestic structures are found in
societies where geographical mobility is important.
In Western societies, they are consistent with the frequent moves
necessitated by choices and changes within a supply and demand regulated
labour market. They are also prevalent in hunting and gathering economies,
where nomadic movements are intrinsic to the subsistence
Department of Anthropology
University of Manitoba