The government explained the increase in retirement age gender equality
One of the reasons for raising the retirement age for women to 63 years and his rapprochement with the male age of retirement is the need to ensure gender equality and increase of pensions for women. According to RBC, this is stated in the explanatory note to the government bill on pension reform.
The developers of the bill point out “changing status of women in society”, which contributed “an equal distribution of the household burden on family members”.
In addition, the authors point to the increase in the average life expectancy of women in the country to 77.6 years. “The corresponding figure in Europe is around 80 years, but the retirement age for women set at 55 years, whereas in Europe the average retirement age is 63-65 years,” the document says.
The government proposes to gradually increase the retirement age for men from the current 60 years to 65 years to 2028, for women from 55 to 63 years by 2034, the Retirement age will increase from 2019, every two years for a year. In 2020 the age of retirement will be 61 for men and 56 years for women, in 2022 — 62 and 57 years, respectively.