Comments on: India must prepare for surge in elderly population: WHO http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/04/03/india-must-prepare-for-surge-in-elderly-population-who/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rajch http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/04/03/india-must-prepare-for-surge-in-elderly-population-who/comment-page-1/#comment-19775 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:09:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5495#comment-19775 A disjoint…young Indians want to live a hesslefree life like the westerners. Nuclear family with wife and kids and the old traditional joint family system is almost fading to oblivion specially in the urban belts. The huge migration of population to urban centres coupled with lack of housing and other infrastructure also making it impossible for people to keep the elders living with them even if they want to. There is a whole generationn grew up for whom the parents did everything for them apart from providing them with the sense of responsibility that they have to take care of the elders at some point. And now the nation has a huge population want to live a western life and with no trace of infrastructure compared to what the west has for its elders.

Unfortunately all of us are heading to that stage at exectly the same pace. Sooner we wake up , the better it is…

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