Definition: Blurring of objectives

ESSPROS Manual

Blurring of objectives occurs when a benefit serves other purposes (including fraud) than the one for which it is formally intended.

An example are disability benefits that tend to be granted, in times of high unemployment, as an alternative to unemployment benefits as a way to clear the labour market.
Source:
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual 1996" (ESSPROS = European System of Social PROtection Statistics), Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996
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