On June 19-20, 2018, over 20 researchers from the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, took part in the training workshop “Analytical tools for poverty reduction programs and social policy objectives in the Russian Federation”
Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and Aleksandra Posarac, Lead Economist at the World Bank, opened the workshop conducted by Ruslan Yemtsov, Lead Economist and Team Leader for Social Safety Nets in the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, conducted the workshop with the unevaluable help of Maria Nagernyak, Coordinator of social protection projects in Russia of the World Bank.
At the closing ceremony of Europan Population Conference in Brussels Ilya Kashnitsky received European Association for Population Studies Outreach Award. He shared the award with Tim Riffe.
On June 16, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, answered this question in the TVC program “Postscript”. The expert believes that the Government will gain money for additional indexation. This will affect all pensioners – they will only benefit from this measure.
“The current proportion of employees who pay pension contributions to the Pension Fund and the pension recipients will not allow the pension to grow in the coming years. Under current legislation the pensions will only fall. To index pensions higher than inflation we need drastic measures”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies, HSE, in the interview to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel
“The majority of the countries with the comparable level of development, including the countries of the former Soviet Union, have already raised the retirement age”, added the expert.
Lilia Ovcharova and Oksana Sinyavskaya talk about the influence of the retirement-age increasing program on the career of women
On June 14, 2018, business newspaper “Vzglyad” published comments by Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, and Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director, on pension reform and its impact on the career of women.
“It is high time to raise Russia’s retirement age. This is a necessary measure as the number of retirees grows”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, in the interview to the Vesti.ru: Russia 24
Without any extra sources of the pension funding, the pensions can go only lower under the current demographic situation. The raise of the retirement age is the price we have to pay to keep the pensions growing.
Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, believes that today we have the only window of opportunity to raise the retirement age with the minimum losses
In the comment to the 360 TV channel, Lilia Ovcharova underlined that Russia, unfortunately, does not have any other sources to raise the pensions.
On June 14, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya commented on the increase in retirement age on the Radio Liberty
In Russia the retirement age will increase. Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, argues on why the Government has now decided to proceed this unpopular reform.
On June 14, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, commented on the increase in retirement age on the Fifth Channel.
On June 10, 2018, the newspaper Vechernaya Moskva published on its website a column by Sergey Smirnov.