If you live in China, you will be. Chinese national legislature regarding the elderly was amended late in December 2012, requiring adult children visit their aged parents “often.” While “the amendment does not specify how frequently such visits should occur,” according to the Associated Press, “the new clause will allow elderly parents who feel neglected by their children to take them to court.”
In a country where the elderly were once revered, the fact that China passed this legislature illustrates an alarming shift in cultural and financial priorities. Like many other countries, China has a growing population of aging adults along with a smaller population of young adults. Combine those factors with an increased life expectancy and economic concerns, and the result is a lack of available resources for elder care.
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