From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men - currently 65.
The move to equalise male and female pension ages began 25 years ago, under John Major's government, and has been gradually phased in.
Women who are 65 on 6 November will therefore be the first to wait for as long as men.
But critics say that women are still a long way from pension equality, as the amount they typically receive is lower.
For more than 60 years - up until 2010 - women received their pensions at the age of 60, but that has been rising ever since.