Glossary:Social protection receipts

Social protection receipts are the revenue (income) that is received for the funding of schemes for social protection (also called social safety net or social security) to combat poverty and inequality. These include social contributions, general government contributions, and other receipts.

Employers’ social contributions are the costs that employers have to pay to secure the rights to social benefits for their employees, former employees and their dependents. They may be actual or imputed (given a value), and all employers (resident or non-resident) can pay them.

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