Working in a foreign country, migrants risk either losing their pension completely or receiving only the basic minimum. Solving this problem could be accomplished by ‘coordinating’ the pension systems of CIS countries. Establishing a common pension space could also be a step towards reducing illegal migration and a civilized employment process for foreign workers.
These assessments are presented in a report entitled ‘Mobility of Pensions within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS’ by the Eurasian Development Bank and the World Bank. Among its authors are Tatiana Karabchuk, Veronika Kostenko, Anna Almakaeva and Natalia Soboleva of the HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Social Research.