Half of single pensioners in Russia proved to be financially independent

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Half of the Russian pensioners living separately from the family, able to support themselves. This is evidenced by the survey data of the National Agency for financial studies (NAFI), excerpts of which lead to “Izvestia”.

According to the authors, in Russia there are about nine million pensioners living separately from the family, which is a quarter of the total number of pensioners in the country. At the end of 2018, according to information of Rosstat, it was 37 million.

Half of them is able to support itself. Not all of them work — there are only 22 per cent of all single pensioners in Russia. The majority of elderly Russians (70 percent) are engaged in housework, 42 percent work in the country, 33 percent help to care for children, 24 percent have Hobbies and 17 percent are traveling.

The interviewed economists and representatives of the Ministry of health noted that increasing the financial independence of retirees may indicate preliminary success of the pension reform, which was started with the aim of raising the average size of pensions. They also said that a high proportion of elderly people living alone — a global trend, characteristic not only for Russia.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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