Definition: General government contributions

ESSPROS Manual

General government contributions consists of: 

(i) the cost to general government of running government-controlled non-contributory schemes, and; 
(ii) financial support provided by general government to other resident social protection schemes. 

The category of General government contributions is broken down into Earmarked taxes and General revenue.

This definition is identical in versions 1996, 2008 and 2011 of the Manual
Source:
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual - The European System of integrated Social Protection Statistics", 2011 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2011
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