Classification of the Functions of Government

Recreation, culture and religion

Government outlays on recreation, culture and religion include expenditures on services provided to individual persons and households and expenditures on services provided on a collective basis. Individual expenditures are allocated to groups (08.1) and (08.2); expenditures on collective services are assigned to groups (08.3) to (08.6).Collective services are provided to the community as a whole. They include activities such as formulation and administration of government policy; formulation and enforcement of legislation and standards for providing recreational and cultural services; and applied research and experimental development into recreational, cultural and religious affairs and services.