Definition: Collective services

Purchasing power parities

Services provided by general government that benefit the community as a whole. Such services include general public services, defence, public order and safety, economic affairs, environment protection, and housingand community amenities. They also include the overall policy-making, planning, budgetary, co-ordinating responsibilities of government ministries overseeing individual services and government research and development for individual services. These activities cannot be identified with specific individual households and are considered to benefit households collectively.
Eurostat, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Eurostat-OECD Methodological Manual on Purchasing Power Parities", Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2012

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