Named common profession for working pensioners


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After retirement age continue to employ about 40 percent of Russians. Most older people who changed their profession after retirement, worked as a salesman, guards and supervisors. These data are shown in the study of the Higher school of Economics, reports “Kommersant”.

According to the HSE study, the number of working pensioners has increased by half and reached 40 percent. Experts believe that their share in the next five years will continue to grow. They link this trend with the economic factor, the average pension is 31 percent of wages, and the Russians are trying to avoid the risk of poverty. Another factor to continue working after retirement economists call the adaptation to the new status.

On average, older people work 6.4 years after the appointment of old-age pension. During the first five years of employment retain 52% of women and 38 percent of men, but in the next five years this figure is reduced twice noted in the study. Salary who changed the profession of pensioners in one and a half times less than those who continued to work at the same position. The drop in earnings caused by the transition of the first into a lower paying position.

Most Russians are eager to continue working in the same position. The most insensitive to age of employees, the researchers considered budgetary sphere — education, health, housing. High chance to lose to work beyond retirement age in private companies, especially in sales, IT, Finance and marketing.

Employment among the population of working age (37 million people) is 28.8 percent, and the unemployment rate among those who would like to continue to work, kept at around 3.3 percent.

In mid-June, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced an increase from 2019 the retirement age to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. July 20, did not agree with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who said that pension reform can take some time.

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