Rethinking of Health Policy Required

People ♦ Published: April 19, 2011; 14:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

Junge Wirtschaft (Young Business) demands more economic incentives for healthy lifestyles for employees. This should allow an increase in retirement age.

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Mark Roth, Chairman of Junge Wirtschaft (JW) would like to see workers at work for longer. He imagines a monitoring process for older workers that allows better control of their health status and, where appropriate, take countermeasures.

In addition, incentives should be created to allow workers to stay longer at work, Roth says. Such a measure would be, for example, an annual…