The studies of elderliness in Turkey is under the dominance of a medical approach. İsmail Tufan, who starts his research with the lack of gerontological information in this field, reveals the social reality of elderliness.
In The Structural Change of Elderliness in Turkey, Tufan debates the integration of the elders to the social system, and analyses the social structure of the elderliness with the help of Talcott Parsons’ system theory. He investigates the society as a social system in order to detect the effects of demographic changes on the elderliness and growing old. Tufan discusses the systematic problems of the elderliness in the changing population structure, and ends his book with the model of a service design model.