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Prof. Dr. Sutay YAVUZ

A sociologist and demographer who conduct studies on demographic changes, family demography and sociology, demographic aging and migration.

Executive Board Member of ASBÜ Global Migration Application and Research Center

Faculty member of ASBU Sociology Department

“ We must find the method and constitute the science” Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

  • He has been carried out studies on demographic surveys, population projections, population aging, domestic violence against women, family and household structure, marriage preferences, early marriage, international migration, internal migration, social work programs and social research design.
  • He has been working as a project director, researcher and consultant in the research and applied projects of national and international institutions.
  • He has been a reviewer for national and international academic journals.


Sutay Yavuz graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Sociology in 1999. He received Master's degree in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Hacettepe University, Institute of Population Studies, Economic and Social Demography Program. Between 2004 and 2008 he conducted academic research at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock / Germany) on “Marriage Characteristics and Third Birth in Turkey” and “Life Course Approach to Patterns of Fertility Decline”. In 2009, he received a one-year research scholarship from “Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Fellowship in Population and Health”, (ICF Macro, Calverton Maryland/USA) for his project “Changes over Time Adolescent Childbearing in Morocco, Egypt and Turkey”. In October 2013, he obtained the degree of Associate Professorship in the field of Demography from the Council of Universities.

He worked as a research assistant and lecturer at Hacettepe University and Ankara University. Between 2012 and 2015, Yavuz served as coordinator and expert at the Prime Ministry Presidency of Foreign Turks and Related Communities. From June 2015 to July 2018, Yavuz worked as a Faculty Member and Director of Foreign Affairs Center at Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (PAITME). Between October 2018 and February 2019, he worked as Associate Professor at Social Work Department of Gazi University. March 2019 onwards, he has been a faculty member of Sociology Department at Ankara Social Science University. 

Sutay Yavuz has a large number of researches articles, papers and book chapters in Population, Aging, Migration, Family Demography and Sociology and related areas.


Research Interests

Demography, Sociology of Family, Migration, Research Methods

Courses Taught


SENEX: I. Congress of Aging Studies for Graduate Students

Monitoring and Measuring Population Aging


Recent Developments About Turkey’s Population

International Labour Force Statistics Workshop

IX. National Sociology Congress
IX. National Sociology Congress

Sunum 13

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