Definition of Neolocal Residence
Example of Neolocal Residence
- Two people meet at university and get married, moving into a new home together, without any additional family members.
Neolocal Residence Pronunciation
Syllabification: ne·o·lo·cal res·i·dence
- Plural: neolocal residences
- Neolocal residences are typically created by nuclear families.
- In contrast to neolocal residence, a matrilocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the wife’s family, a patrilocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s family, an avunculocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s maternal uncle, duolocal residence is when a married couple live at separate locations and typically only come together to conceive children, and a bilocal residence is when a husband and wife can live with or near either spouses’ family or alternate between families.
- A marriage that permits a neolocal residence is called a neolocal marriage.
- The residency requirement to live with or near the family of either spouse is called a unilocal rule.
- Variant spelling: neo-local residence
- Also called neolocality.
- When spouses live in a new residence after marriage, they are living (adjective) neolocal or (adjective) neolocally.
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- Word origin of “neolocal” and “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- avunculocal residence
- bilocal residence
- duolocal residence
- extended family
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- matrilocal residence
- postmarital residence
- unilocal rule
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “neolocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
neolocal residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “neolocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“neolocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/>.