Executive Summary Study „Analysis of the start-up subsidy for unemployed in the Czech Republic“

The study aimed to analyse the effects of the start-up subsidy programme for unemployed in the Czech Republic that is provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. We explored, to what extent participants of the programme in 2014 returned to unemployment three years after the end of the programme, i.e. 2014–2017. Methodologically, we have conducted counterfactual impact analysis, where we matched participants of the programme with those who were not supported by any measures of active labour market policy.


The results have shown that participants of the programme have returned to unemployment to a lower extent. In total, they have spent fewer days in unemployment during the follow-up period, and they returned to unemployment fewer times when compared with non-participants. 91.3% of participants have never returned to unemployment during the analysed period. These results can be interpreted as the positive outcome of the programme.


The article also offers implications on the targeting of the programme and for future research. Based on the obtained findings, one of the target groups of programme participants may be graduates of apprenticeship programmes with or without Maturita exam.


Target Audience/Stakeholders: Public entrepreneurship policymakers, Labour office representatives


Citation: Dvouletý, O., Hora, O. (2020). Analysis of the start-up subsidy for unemployed in the Czech Republic [Analýza dopadů programu podpory podnikání pro nezaměstnané v České republice]. Politická ekonomie 68(2), 142-167. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18267/j.polek.1267

Source: https://polek.vse.cz/pdfs/pol/2020/02/02.pdf