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Więcej państwa w rosyjskim systemie emerytur
More state in the Russian pension system

Author(s): Katarzyna Jarzyńska
Subject(s): Welfare systems, Welfare services
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: pension system in Russia;
Summary/Abstract: Russians are the youngest and among the poorest pensioners in Europe. Although, according to the assumptions of the social state, all Russian citizens can count on a state pension, it is low and often insufficient to meet basic needs. Currently, the Russian pension system is facing new challenges. The most serious of them are the unfavorable prospects for the development of the demographic situation and the labor market: first of all, the aging of the population, the dynamic decrease in the number of economically active people and the fact that a significant proportion of Russians and economic immigrants work in the gray economy. With the current model of the pension system, based on the principle of solidarity between generations, these negative trends lead to an increase in the deficit of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and a tightening of the dependence of the pension system on injections from the state budget.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Polish