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EU start-up calculator: impact of COVID-19 on employment

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting dramatically many businesses and in particular start-ups (i.e. new entrants) and young firms.

This may have sizeable and lasting effects on aggregate employment which persist as the cohort of new firms age.

The EU start-up calculator allows to assess the medium-run impact of COVID-19.

People can use the calculator to compute the impact on employment as a result of the disruption of start-ups and young firms in EU countries and their economic sectors.

The calculator allows to create different scenarios with the possibility to vary

  • the number of start-ups,
  • the growth potential of start-ups, and
  • the survival rate of young firms.