Impacts of Trade War Upon Social Indicators

Kalkavan H., Dinçer H., Yüksel S.

in: Global Tariff War: Economic, Political and Social Implications, R. C. Das, Editor, Emerald Ink Publishing, Bradford, pp.281-292, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Emerald Ink Publishing
  • City: Bradford
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-292
  • Editors: R. C. Das, Editor


The aim of this study is to examine the effect of trade wars between coun- tries on social factors. For this purpose, six different criteria are selected based on the comprehensive literature review. Additionally, fuzzy DEMA- TEL approach is considered to weight these criteria. The findings indicate that working life is the most significant criterion. However, free time and leisure and family are at the bottom of the list. Additionally, it is also defined that working life is the most influencing criterion. These results demonstrate that trade wars have the highest impact on the working life of the people. In other sayings, people’s fear of losing their jobs goes up in case of the trade wars. To solve this problem, companies should make official statements to their employees about the situation caused by the trade wars. By making clear explanations, uncertainties in this process can be minimized.

Keywords: Social indicators; trade war; fuzzy DEMATEL; uncertainty; job loss; working life