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Samuel Jaberg  Expertise: Swiss politics, industry, watchmaking, the working world, cross-border workers, French-Swiss relations. Initials: sj

Is it necessary to raise the retirement age for women, or are there other ways to secure pensions?

In response to an ageing population, many countries have been gradually raising the age of retirement. Reforms have also been introduced to align the age of retirement for women with that for men in countries where women have retired earlier.

Switzerland is no exception. In the upcoming votes on September 25, Swiss citizens will decide whether to raise the retirement age for women from 64 to 65. 

Are such reforms necessary to safeguard future pension funding? What are other options? Tell us what you think.

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