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Yanan Zhang

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

Yanan Zhang

Yanan joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in November 2020 as a Research Fellow with a quantitative focus. Her role involves the creation of an evidence base for positive interventions in support of population ageing.

She previously worked as a social care economist for the ESRC-funded ‘Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems’. She conducts research on the costs of social care in terms of economy, health, and well-being, primarily through the analysis of large-scale longitudinal survey data, often presenting her results internationally, directly contributing to key policy debates.


Countries UK;
Topics Care economy; Care inequalities; Care outcomes; Economics of LTC; Gender and care; Living arrangements; LTC Policy; Outcome measurement in LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Data science and LTC research; Economic evaluation;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Data Science; Economics of Long-Term Care;
Research interests

Social Care, Family Sociology, Health Economics, Population Ageing

Key publications