The matrimonial behavior of a rural population in Haute-Vienne, France

  • Gian Luigi Mangiapane | gianluigi.mangiapane@unito.it Department of Neurosciences, University of Torino, Italy.
  • Sergio De Iasio Department of Biosciences, University of Parma, Italy.
  • Marilena Girotti Department of Life Sciences and Systematic Biology, University of Torino, Italy.
  • Rosa Boano Department of Life Sciences and Systematic Biology, University of Torino, Italy.
  • Gilles Boëtsch Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Bio-culturelle, UMR6578 Université de la Méditerranée-CNRS-EFS, Marseille, France.

Abstract

Although biodemography prefers to focus on isolated human populations, in our analysis we have considered an opened community, neither culturally nor geographically separated from the nearby communities. The aim of the present study was to reconstruct the degree of consanguinity and assess the level of openness of a certain French population through the observation of its people’s matrimonial behavior. Marriages and, in general, the choice of the partner, are often affected by culture and society which affect, in the end, the community’s genic pool.

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Published
2014-01-10
Keywords:
biodemography, matrimonial behaviour, family reconstruction
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Mangiapane, G. L., De Iasio, S., Girotti, M., Boano, R., & Boëtsch, G. (2014). The matrimonial behavior of a rural population in Haute-Vienne, France. Journal of Biological Research - Bollettino Della Società Italiana Di Biologia Sperimentale, 87(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jbr.2014.2129