Definition: Social contributions

SNA

Social contributions are actual or imputed payments to social insurance schemes to make provision for social insurance benefits to be paid.

This definition is used both in SNA 1993 (§ 8.8) and in SNA 2008 (§ 8.16).
Source:
European Commission (Eurostat), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (Statistics Division), World Bank, "System of National Accounts 2008", United Nations, New York, 2009
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