1st Edition

Economic Growth and Demographic Transition in Third World Nations
A Chaos and Complexity Theory Perspective

ISBN 9781774634301
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
560 Pages 13 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume presents a new perspective on demographic transition, economic growth, and national development via exploration of the Third World economies. It provides a multidimensional approach to the close relationship between the concept of the chaos and complexity theory and provides a deliberate glance into the plight of policy formulation for demographic transition, economic growth, and development of Third World countries. The volume discusses the efficiency of good strategies and practices and their impact on business growth and economic growth, depending on the depth and diversity of infrastructure sector in particular and overall socioeconomic development in general.

Economic Growth and Demographic Transition in Third World Nations: A Chaos and Complexity Theory Perspective covers a conglomeration of various aspects and issues related to the effect of demographic transition on socio-economic development in Third World countries, especially in the post-globalized era. It focuses on the applicability of the chaos and complexity theory in order to elicit transformational policies and aims to discuss and predict future projections of the new world of the economic growth policies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Demographic Transition

1. Relationship between Demographic Transition and Economic Growth

Sefika Sule Erçetin and Sevda Kubilay

2. Demographic Transition and Economic Growth of India

G. K. Sinha

3. A Sociological Approach to the Phenomenon of Forced-Mass Migration: The Case of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Turkey

Salih Aydemir and Mehmet Cem Sahin

4. Demographic Transition: Human Capital Variable

Ilknur Maya

5. Theoretical Assertions and Economic Frameworks on Demographic Transition

Daniels Okun

6. Effects of Higher Education on the Demographic Change of the Third World Countries

Behiye Ertas

7. The Impact of Demographic Change in Turkey on the Higher Education System

Gönül Sayir

8. Are Demographic Transition and Economic Growth Triggering Each Other?

Suay Nilhan Açikalin and Halime Güngör

9. An Analysis of the Demographic Transition in Norway and Niger in Terms of Educational Indicators

Selda Çelik

10. Analyzing the Academic, Social, and Cultural Aptitudes of Syrian Students in Chaotic Context

Yener Akman and Gülsah Imamoglu Akman

11. Women in Turkey: Labor Force and Social Life

Sefika Sule Erçetin and Leyla Yilmaz Findik

12. Trajectories of Demographic Transition: The Challenges for the Elderly in India

Saheli Guha Neogi Ghatak

Part 2: Economic Growth And Development

13. Interrelation between Economic Growth, Financial Development, Trade, Energy Consumption, and Environmental Degradation: A Multivariate Time Series Analysis on Turkey

Kamil Demirberk Ünlü, Nihan Potas, and Mehmet Yilmaz

14. Policy Designs for Economic Growth and Development

Mukund Deshpande

15. Evaluation of Development of Teachers’ Performance in Terms of Economic Growth

Nursel Yardibi

16. Population, Age Structure, and Economic Growth in India: Evidence from the Toda-Yamamoto Non-Causality Approach

P. K. Mishra and S. K. Mishra

17. Challenges to Economic Growth and Development

Mustafa Özmusul

18. Reflections of Lifelong Learning on Economic Growth of Countries

Emel Terzioglu Baris

19. Effects of Syrian Refugees on Demography and Economics and Education

Sefika Sule Erçetin and Duran Mavi

20. World and Turkey in 2030: The Importance of Seeing the Future Today,

Niyazi Erdogan

Part 3: Third World Economies

21. A Discussion on Corruption and Political Risks in Latin American Countries: A General View Using Chaos Theory

José António Filipe and Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira

22. Workforce, Higher Education Policies, and Development in Turkey

Ilknur Sentürk, Derya Yilmaz Kiliçoglu, and Gökhan Kiliçoglu

23. Understanding Tourism Demography through Guests and Hosts in a Himalayan State Sikkim

Debasish Batabyal

24. Measurement of the Economic Vulnerability Index in the Third World and Emerging Economies: A Comparative Analysis Using Fuzzy ANP and TOPSIS

Hasan Dinçer, Ümit Hacioglu, and Serhat Yüksel

25. Happiness Conundrum in Third World

Debojyoti Roy

26. Critical Periods in Historical Process in Turkish Higher Education and Effectiveness on Turkey

Belgin Tura

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Şefika Şule Erçetin, PhD, is a Professor in the Educational Administration, Supervising, Planning and Economics Department at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and was also head of the department during the years 2007–2010 years. As project coordinator, she has directed many international and national projects on organizational intelligence, municipalities, vocational education. She is the president, board member, and founding member of the International Science Association (ISCASS). Along with ISCASS, Dr. Erçetin has organized four international symposiums and was a project team project coordinator for many national and international projects.  She is also editor-in-chief of several national and international journals and has many published articles in both national and international journals. She has written seven national books, over 20 international book chapters, and edited seven international books.

She is one of rare academicians in Turkey who has been interested in “chaos, complexity, quantum leadership” since 1990. Her other main research fields include comparative education policies; research methods on organizational intelligence, stupidity and wisdom; leadership; migration; fuzzy logic; children at risk; women and peace studies; social media; plasma leadership; quantum leadership; and women leadership models.

Nilanjan Ray, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing Management in the School of Management at Adamas University, West Bengal, India. He has teaching experience in BBA, MBA, and BCom programs as well as several years of research experience. He has guided over 50 postgraduate students’ projects. Dr. Ray has published over 40 research papers in national and international refereed, peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, and he has published book chapters and edited several books. He has been a reviewer for the journals Tourism Management, the Journal of Service Marketing, the Journal of Business and Economics, and the Research Journal of Business and Management Accounting and has served as an editorial board member of several refereed journals. He has also chaired in a technical session at the IJAS Conference 2012 at Harvard University, Boston, USA. Dr. Ray is a life-member of the International Business Studies Academia. He has obtained his PhD, MCom (Marketing), and, MBA (Marketing), and STC FMRM (IIT-Kgp) degrees.

Saurabh Sen, PhD, has authored many research papers and articles published in international and national journals. He also participates and presents research papers at many national and international seminars and conferences. He is a life member of the Indian Accounting Association and the founding member of its Varanasi Chamber. He qualified UGC-NET for eligibility for assistant professorship in commerce. Dr. Sen acquired master’s degree in commerce with a specialization in accounts and finance and a PhD in commerce from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India.


“A remarkable contribution to development studies as well as the fields of demography and political economy. The carefully selected and meticulously edited book chapters enhance our understanding of the largely under-studied linkages between economic growth and demographic transition in the Third World countries. The book chapters highlight the importance of migration, education, employment, gender, and environmental dynamics in shaping this complex and chaotic relationship between economic growth and demographic transition in the developing Third World countries. One of the key contributions of this volume lies in its original use of the chaos and complexity theories in making sense of this multifaceted set of relationships.”

—Dr. Oktay F. Tanrisever, Professor and Chair, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey