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Ex-prisoners and the Labour Market in the Czech Republic
Thesis title in Czech: Ex-vězni na trhu práce v České republice
Thesis title in English: Ex-prisoners and the Labour Market in the Czech Republic
Key words: míra nezaměstnanosti, vězni, ex-vězni, míra recidivy, Česká republika, kraje
English key words: unemployment rate, prisoners, ex-prisoners, recidivism rate, Czech Republic, regions
Academic year of topic announcement: 2017/2018
Type of assignment: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: Mgr. Dominika Špolcová
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 14.06.2018
Date of assignment: 14.06.2018
Date and time of defence: 09.09.2019 09:00
Venue of defence: Opletalova - Opletalova 26, O206, Opletalova - místn. č. 206
Date of electronic submission:31.07.2019
Date of proceeded defence: 09.09.2019
Reviewers: PhDr. Martina Mysíková, Ph.D.
URKUND check:
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FLOYD, M. ET AL. (1983). Schizophrenia and Employment, London, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Occasional Paper No. 5.
GROVER, R. AND GLADSTONE, F. (1981). Disabled People – A Right to Work, London, National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
KULKARNI, M.R. (1981). Quota Systems and the Employment of the Handicapped, Michigan, USA, Michigan University.
MASSIE, B. (1981). Aspects of the Employment of Disabled People in the Federal Republic of Germany, London, Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation.
MCGINNIS, B. (1989). Working with Disabilities: A Guide to State Benefits, ReHab Network No. 13.
Preliminary scope of work in English
Research question and motivation
As we know, growing unemployment rate is a worldwide problem. The question is, how could it get better? In my Bachelor Thesis, I want to show how countries can improve their unemployment rate thanks to the inactive part of population. I will focus on ways how to increase employment through the return of an inactive labour force on labour market.

The fact is that inactive part of the population does not affect the unemployment rate, since the ration depends on the number of unemployed people, employed people and the labour force. However, I would like to focus on the part of the population that is not included in labour force – the inactive people. Despite this fact, we can decrease the unemployment rate thanks to them. Integration of inactive people strongly depends on the social policies of each country. Social policy is concerned with societies in different countries dealing with human needs for security, education, work, health and wellbeing. Talking about child and family support, schooling and education, income maintenance and poverty reduction and, what is the most important for my thesis, unemployment support and training, pensions, health and social care.

People excluded from the labour market face barriers to participate. Social businesses are here to help them feel like normal non-handicapped people and try to involve them in basic activities. Social businesses are self-sustainable and independent of any donations. These organizations are not run for a profit but for a sustainable solution of the problem and that is why the potential gained profit is usually invested back into this business.

One of the group excluded from the labour market are disabled people. There are two points of view how countries look at this group. First one says that disabled person is just as productive and employable as anyone else. This opinion is held for example in Great Britain. In Germany, on the other hand, they claim that disabled people are not likely to be as productive as the others. The question is, which opinion is better for the country’s future prosperity?

The goal of my Bachelor Thesis is to introduce the problem of excluded people from the labour market. Point out the differences in social policies across the countries and refute the distorted view that disabled people are less likely to be productive than non-disabled ones. The aim of this work is to be aware of that the growing unemployment rate could be reduced by integrating disabled people to the labour force.

I will use basic regression models according to Wooldridge to identify factors and policies increasing the employment rate of people excluded from the labour market.

The main data sources will be the Eurostat database and Czech statistical office.

1. Introduction
2. Characteristic of social policies across EU countries
3. Social business
4. Czech Republic
5. Methodology
6. Data description
7. Conclusion
8. Literature review

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