The responsibility of elderly parents falls on the youngest son – this practice is common not only among the Turkic and Caucasian peoples, but also in India. But if in our latitudes it is rather a tribute to tradition, then in India it is a severe necessity.
The fact is that elderly Indians, having stopped working for health reasons or because of their age, do not receive a state pension, says Express K.
There is an exception to this rule – only those who have devoted their entire life to public service are entitled to a pension. All other old people, one might say, are left to the mercy of fate. And therefore, younger sons are forced to take care of weak elderly parents.
It is precisely a duty – in society there is no doubt why this happens, they simply do not think about it, because it is perceived as a given. The younger son may already have almost reached retirement age himself, but he will not leave a step for his parents. It is forbidden to entrust elderly people to a nursing home – it is a terrible shame for the whole family.
If for some reason the elderly do not have younger sons, then they are supported and helped by the whole world – the whole street is trying to help the elderly in every way possible. Interestingly, the tradition is so strong that even if an elderly person, left without support, was at enmity with the whole street, the neighbors will still be friendly and helpful.
In Kazakhstan, everyone, without exception, can count on a pension, fortunately, if there was seniority and deductions. Also, as previously written Express K, from January 1 the amount of pensions and benefits in the country has increased.