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Retirement Age and Life Expectancy in the Russian Federation


  • A. Vishnevsky
  • S. Vasin
  • A. Ramonov.


Retirement age reform in the Russian Federation is widely discussed in recent Russian economic literature. This literature mainly focuses on economic justification of increasing retirement age, less often considers demographic issues. The latter that according to economists’ point of view provide additional arguments for this reform are critically considered in the article. As indicated in it, none of these issues (population ageing, life expectancy growth, health of the elderly) nowadays provide empirical grounds for making decisions on changes in retirement age. On the contrary, modern demographic processes in Russia give arguments against this reform.

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  • A. Vishnevsky & S. Vasin & A. Ramonov., 2012. "Retirement Age and Life Expectancy in the Russian Federation," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 9.
  • Handle: RePEc:nos:voprec:2012-09-5

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    2. Soloviev, Arkadiy, 2015. "Raising the retirement age in the Russian Federation: the demographic conditions and macro-economic consequences," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 180-192.
    3. Gorlin, Yury (Горлин, Юрий) & Lyashok, Victor (Ляшок, Виктор) & Maleva, Tatiana (Малева, Татьяна), 2018. "Increase in Retirement Age: Positive Effects and Likely Risks
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    4. Aganbegyan, Abel Gezevich & Gorlin, Yury Mikhailovich & Dormidontova, Yulia & Maleva, Tatyana Mikhailovna & Nazarov, Vladimir, "undated". "Analysis of Factors that Influences on Decision About Retirement Age," Published Papers nvg125, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

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    population ageing; retirement age; life expectancy; healthy life expectancy; prospective age.;

    JEL classification:

    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies


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