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Russian Federation
Total population:   144.5
GDP per capita (USD):   25533
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Total population (million): 144.5
Percentage 65 or older: 14.2
Dependency ratio (a): 46.6
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 66.5
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Women: 76.9
Statutory pensionable age - Men: 60
Statutory pensionable age - Women: 55
GDP per capita (USD): 25533
SOURCES: Information on statutory and early pensionable ages is based on information in the country summaries in this
volume. Other indicators are sourced from the World Bank, World Development Indicators, available at http://data.worldbank
.org/data-catalog/worlddevelopment-indicators; and where information was not available, the U.S. Central Intelligence
Agency. The World Factbook (Washington D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency), available at https://www.cia.gov/library
/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/index.html. The figures in the table reflect the latest data available from each
source as of the publication of this volume.
NOTES: GDP = gross domestic product; PPP = purchasing power parity. GDP estimates are converted into international
dollars using PPP rates. The statutory and early pensionable age shown in the table is the general pensionable age or the
age that applies to the largest covered population.
a. Population aged 14 or younger plus population aged 65 or older, divided by population aged 15-64.
b. General early pensionable age only; excludes early pensionable ages for specific groups of employees.
c. 2015 GDP.
d. The country has no early pensionable age, has one only for specific groups, information is not available, or the pension is
awarded at any age if certain qualifying conditions are met.
e. 2014 GDP.
f. 2009 GDP.
g. The retirement age is flexible.
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Books, reports and articles

Progress towards universal health coverage in BRICS: translating economic growth into better health

In Bulletin of the World Health Organization , n° march
Rao; , Krishna; ; et al. 2014.

Special collection of articles on the BRICS and global health

In Bulletin of the World Health Organization , n° june
2014.

Labor market adjustment: Is Russia different?

Gimpelson; Rostislav; Gimpelson; Vladimir. IZA. 2011. 39 p.

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty

United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP); Asian Development Bank (ADB). United Nations. 2010. 132 p.
ISBN:978-92-11-20604-3

Die Russische Föderation im Zeichen der demografischen Krise: Alterung und Maßnahmen zur sozialen Sicherheit

In Internationale Revue für Soziale Sicherheit , N° 3-4, vol. 63 , (August 2010)
Groth, Hans; Eberstadt, Nicholas. 2010. p 24-62.

Employment injury benefits: Occupational accident and disease insurance systems

International Labour Office, (ILO). ILO. 2010. 22 p.

Implementing health financing reform: Lessons from countries in transition

Jakab, Melitta; Cashin, Cheryl; Kutzin, Joseph. WHO. 2010. xx + 411 p.

La Federación de Rusia: ante los retos específicos del envejecimiento y la política de seguridad social en una época de crisis demográfica

In Revista Internacional de Seguridad Social , N° 3-4, vol. 63 , (Augusto 2010)
Groth, Hans; Eberstadt, Nicholas. 2010. p 25-65.

La Fédération de Russie face aux défis du vieillissement et de la sécurité sociale dans un contexte de crise démographique

In Revue internationale de sécurité sociale , N° 3-4, vol. 63 , (Juillet 2010)
Groth, Hans; Eberstadt, Nicholas. 2010. p 24-63.

Minimum social protection for families with children in the CEE/CIS countries in 2009: A report for UNICEF

Bradshaw, Jonathan; Mayhew, Emese; Alexander, Gordon. Social Policy Research Unit. 2010. 29 p.

Pension reform options for Russia and Ukraine: a critical analysis of available options and their expected outcomes with a focus on labour market

Sinyavskaya, Oxana; Rohozynsky, Oleksandr; Góra, Marek. CASE. 2010. 87 p.
ISBN:978-83-7178-508-5

The Russian Federation: Confronting the special challenges of ageing and social security policy in an era of demographic crisis

In International Social Security Review , N° 3-4, vol. 63 , (July 2010)
Groth, Hans; Eberstadt, Nicholas. 2010. p 23-58.

Preventing and reducing poverty in times of crisis: the role of non?contributory cash transfers

Hoelscher, Petra; Alexander, Gordon; Scholz, Wolfgang. United Nations. 2009. 25 p.

Economic growth and decent work : recent trends in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Peek, Peter; International Labour Office, (ILO). ILO. 2008. 45 p.
ISBN:978-92-212-1966-8

Family policy, employment and gender-role attitudes: a comparative analysis of Russia and Sweden

In Journal of European Social Policy , N° 1, vol. 18 , (Feb. 2008)
Kravchenko, Zhanna; Motiejunaite, Akvile. 2008. p 38-49.

Macroeconomic effects of pension reform in russia

Hauner, David; International Monetary Fund, (IMF). IMF. 2008. 23 p.

A global look at public perceptions of health problems, priorities, and donors: the Kaiser/Pew global health survey

What are the biggest health challenges and are donors doing enough?: countries have their say

Pew Global Attitudes Project; Kaiser Family Foundation; Brodie, Mollyann; et al. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2007. 80 p.

Reform of in-kind benefits in Russia : high cost for a small gain

In Journal of European Social Policy , N° 2, vol. 17 , (May 2007)
Struyk, Raymond J.; Alexandrova, Anastasia. 2007. p 153-166.

Who receives targeted benefits in transition ? : the effect of household characteristics on take-up rates in Russia's child allowance programme

In Social Policy and Society , N° 2, vol. 6 , (Apr. 2007)
Grishina, Elena; Alexandrova, Anastasia. 2007. p 141-150.

Inequality in transition countries : the contributions of markets and government taxes and transfers

In Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper Series , N° 443 , (Aug. 2006)
Giammatteo, Michele. 2006. 24 p.

Websites

Social Development in Asia-Pacific: Social Protection

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). United Nations.