On the other hand, for those who expect adult children to be financially responsible for indigent elderly parents, they would attach importance to moral education and legal reinforcement. It is not uncommonly seen, especially in such developing countries as China and India, that parents from middle-class families are abandoned to nursing houses or even ramshackle cabins, hardly having any financial aid from their raised children. Things have gone this undesirable due in great part to a lack of moral instruction and legal intervention, which are imperative to be further emphasized. For one thing, primary and high schools are supposed to help children appreciate the fact that it is their parents who painstakingly raise, cultivate and foster them by spending almost the entire hard-earned savings, and that children will probably be mistreated by their offspring when they have become old and indigent, if mistreating parents. More importantly, governments may have to enact laws that require people pay for care of their parents’ daily subsistence and that provided to their parents in nursing homes.
By way of conclusion, the definition of adults’ financial responsibility is manifold, its emphasis on both the financial competence of one’s own and the moral and legal duty of any one individual.