2013年09月02日

高齢の親の世話、法はあるべきか?


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Caring for Aging Parents: Should There Be a Law?
( TIME )

China’s government thinks so, and as the population of elderly in
nearly every society starts to swell, such eldercare laws are
becoming more common. But are they effective?

What kind of care and devotion is expected of adult children toward
their aging parents? Not surprisingly, siblings can hold fiercely
different positions about what they “should” do. Some make huge
sacrifices of time and money to comfort and care for mom; others
rarely show their faces even when parents pine for them. But if
families can’t resolve these difficult issues, can governments do
any better?

In China, a new law that went into effect this month requires
children to provide for the emotional and physical needs of their
parents, which includes visiting them often or facing fines and
potential jail time. One woman who was found negligent in visiting
her 77-year-old mother has already been charged under the Law on
Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly and was ordered
to visit her mother at least once every two months, and on at least
two national holidays a year.

Enforcing the law will certainly be challenging, and critics have
raised the very real possibility that in an effort to alleviate some
of the impending burden that 200 million people over the age of 60
represent for the Chinese government, the law may end up causing more
familial strife and resentment toward elderly parents. While no
government can legislate loyalty or love, more legislatures are
finding it necessary to mandate responsibilities, especially those
of the financial kind.


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