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Title:Geographical mobility and conjugal residence in a Kwahu lineage
Author:Bleek, W.ISNI
Year:1971
Periodical:Research Review
Volume:8
Issue:3
Pages:47-55
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Kwahu
kinship
marriage
Abstract:The starting point of this study (among 41 married couples in a rural town on the Kwahu Plateau in Ghana) is that increase of virilocal residence at marriage could be interpreted as a loss in strength of the matrilineage and an increasing tendency towards the conjugal family. Conjugal residence is related to town of residence and number of children. The conclusion is that residence away from the wife's home town can predict common residence at marriage with a high degree of probability and that couples with three or more children are more likely to stay together than the ones with less children. Ref., tab.
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