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Dr Burcu Ozdemir


Thesis: Intergenerational Relationships between Older Parents and Adult Children in Turkey. Supervisor: Prof. Sarah Harper


  • Dphil in Sociology, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford, UK “Intervention Models in the Long-Term Care (LTC) of Elderly in Europe: Lessons for Turkey”
  • BA in Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, Turkey

Research Topic

Burcu is looking at the intergenerational exchange patterns and motivations within Turkish families focusing on adult children and elderly parents in order to re-define and re-establish the notion of intergenerational solidarity in the light of demographic challenges and structural changes that take place within Turkish families.

Research Interests: Demographic Ageing, Social Policy for Older People, Intergenerational Relationships

Other Experiences

Burcu has worked as a project coordinator for a non-profit research institute in Turkey and played an active role in researching, drafting, coordination, management, monitoring and reporting of the many rural development projects. She also worked as a consultant providing research and communication assistance in drafting project proposals on the issues of adoption of EU acquis, regional development, civil society and social dialogue, and public health in scope of EU financial and technical assistance programs to candidate countries.
She is also a member of Graduate Common Room (GCR) in Green Templeton College and the Vice-President of Oxford University Turkish Society (OUTS).