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Mehmet Fatih Aysan

Marmara University

Mehmet Fatih Aysan

Mehmet Fatih Aysan is a Professor of Sociology at Marmara University and the director of the Center for Population and Social Policies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario (2011) and taught Sociology at the same university (2010-2012). He previously served as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology (2012-2020) and the director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-2020) at İstanbul Şehir University. His sociological interests are rooted at the intersection of demography, aging, family, sociology of work, and social policy. His study centers on how demographic changes, labor markets, and social policies combine to influence the welfare of societies. His research projects were supported by the TUBA, EU, IDRC, and TUBITAK. Dr. Aysan’s work appeared in edited books and peer-reviewed journals such as Routledge, Palgrave, Springer, Population & Development Review, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Emerging Markets & Finance.


Countries Turkey;
Topics Care needs poverty and deprivation; Employment education and family carers; Housing and care; LTC Policy; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Case studies; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Systematic Review;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Long-Term Care Policy;
Other 1;
Research interests

Sociology Economic Sociology Social Demography Social Policy Family, Ageing, Sustainability, Longterm Care

Key publications

Aysan, M. F., & Beaujot, R. (2009). Welfare regimes for aging populations: No single path for reform. Population and Development Review35(4), 701-720.

Aysan, M. F. (2013). Reforms and challenges: The Turkish pension regime revisited. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade49(sup5), 148-162.

Aysan, M. F. (2018). Between risks and opportunities: Social policies in contemporary Turkey. In Turkish economy: Between middle income trap and high income status (pp. 101-120). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Aysan, M. F., & Aysan, U. (2016). Who cares?: Elderly care in Turkey. Economia & lavoro50(3), 33-46.