Post-marital residence rules specify where a couple reside
after marriage and, accordingly, influence the structure and size of household
each spouse leaves his or her family of origin and jointly
forms a new household, which develops as nuclear family
basic pattern in Western industrial societies.
a man remains in his father's household while his wife leaves
her family to move in with him; as children are born, they are added to
the paternal unit.
results in a patrilocal extended family of three or more
generations of related men.
a woman remains in her mother's household while her husband
leaves his family to move in with her; as children are born, they are added
to the maternal unit.
results in a matrilocal extended family of three or more
generations of related women.
consists of a woman and her children and sometimes her daughter's
children, without coresident husbands or other adult men.
differs from matrilocal, where women's husbands live with
two residence changes are involved.
result is an avunculocal extended family consisting of one
or more elder men, their sister's sons, and the wives and immature children
of all the married men.
based on matrilineal inheritance.
upon marriage a women moves in with her husband
when son's reach maturity they leave their father's households
and move in with their mother's brothers.
a married couple decides whether to join either the husband's
or wife's household of origin.
related to ambilineal descent structures.
each partner remains with his and her own families of residence
also associated with matrilineal kinship structures.