Legal Measures for Gratitude for Elderly Providing Social Security to the Elderly

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Pornpen Traiphong, Thanachart Paliyawate, Yutthapong Leelakitpaisarn


This research aims to analyze policies, laws and strategies of foreign countries providing social security to the elderly especially those related to law on gratitude. The research utilized a mixed methods research including both qualitative research and quantitative research. The qualitative research exercised in-depth interview to 30 experts and related persons, document research and group discussion among 10 people. The quantitative research was utilized by questionnaires towards sample groups in 4 regions, totaling 400 people and using quota sampling method to collect data which were analyzed using descriptive statistics and reference research. The significant results of this research were summarized as follows: conversion of filial piety to be the law on gratitude may be done as same as 4 foreign countries where provide development of the law on gratitude. However, it must be high time of extreme necessity and appropriateness if such law on gratitude has coercion manner, penalty and other punitive measure in general against violators, otherwise detrimental effect will be occurred to the elderly, family and society. Body of knowledge of this article will enhancing the quality of life for the elderly.

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