14 March 2012

Pension gender equality?

Experts suggest gradually raising the retirement age in the Russian Federation

RIA News

Experts working out the strategy of socio-economic development of Russia until 2020 ("Strategy 2020") propose a gradual increase in the retirement age in Russia for both sexes to 63 years by 2030.

"Taking into account the relatively low life expectancy in Russia, it is proposed to raise the retirement age to 63 years, and to do it gradually, six months a year for women, for men – three months a year, until the retirement age for men and women is leveled," the Strategy says in the final report. 2020".

According to experts, it will be possible to reach the 63-year retirement threshold by 2030.

The strategy developers are confident that raising the retirement age can be the main response to such a demographic challenge as the aging of the population. "Maintaining the inviolability of the boundaries of the retirement age de facto means a significant reduction in working life," the report says.

Experts note that currently about a third of pensioners continue to work after retirement.

Now in the Russian Federation, men retire at 60, women at 55.

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