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CLASSIFICATION CHANGES

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Definition:
A new version of a classification differs in essential ways from the previous version. Essential changes are changes that alter the borders between categories, i.e. a statistical unit may belong to different categories in the new and the older version. Border changes may be caused by creating or deleting categories, or moving a part of a category to another category.

Context:
Changes in classifications and structure comprise changes in sector classification and structure of institutional units and changes in classification of assets and liabilities (Eurostat, "European System of Accounts - ESA 1995", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996, par.6.29).

Source Publication:
Neuchâtel Group, "Neuchâtel Terminology: Classification database object types and their attributes - Version 2", September 2002.

Cross References:
Classification

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Last updated on Friday, December 16, 2005