Analysis of the Relationships between Social Development Index Dimensions with Somers’ D-Based DEMATEL Method

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Analysis of the Relationships between Social Development Index Dimensions with Somers’ D-Based DEMATEL Method
Author(s): Furkan Fahri Altintas
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Year: 2021
Page: 319-338
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2021.324
Abstract
Complementary activities of the dimensions and components that make up the Social Development Index (SPI) of the countries can cause the social development performances of the countries to increase. In this context, the relational structure between the SPI dimensions within the scope of the SPI component values of the European Union countries for 2020 was examined. According to the findings, it was determined that the SPI dimension, which contributes the most to the relational structure in question and has the most relational density value with the most affected in the relational structure, is “opportunities”. Thus, it was evaluated that the ” opportunities ” dimension had more cause and effect features in relational structure compared to other dimensions. According to another finding, in the relational structure, the “accommodation” component was found to have the “affecting” and the other 11 components “affected”. In addition, it has been observed that the difference between the influence and the influence values of the “basic human needs” dimension components is less than the components of the other dimensions. Therefore, in the relational structure, it was concluded that the ” basic human needs ” dimension is closer to the influencing quality compared to other dimensions according to its own relational capacity, and the functionality of being an independent variable has priority.

Keywords: Social Development, Social Development Index, Somer’s d, DEMATEL

JEL Classification: C44, C60, I00

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