Many want women to work longer

Most people like the idea of making the retirement age for women the same as the one for men.

Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a recent survey said they support the idea of equalizing the retirement ages while some experts also endorsed the idea, pointing out that Chinese women currently retire at a younger age than their peers in other countries.

The nation’s current legal retirement age for men is 60 and it is 50 for regular female workers and 55 for female civil servants and professionals.

The survey, conducted by the Women’s Studies Institute of China under the All-China Women’s Federation, polled 4,188 men and women in Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Sichuan provinces.

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