What's the price on filial piety?

What's the price on filial piety?

Do you give your parents a monthly allowance?

Latest numbers from the Ministry of Social and Family Development show a dip in cases of parents suing their children for maintenance.

Yet there are still 300 requests for maintenance each year. Most do not reach the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents.

Instead most cases are resolved through mediation.

BENITA AW YEONG and MAUREEN KOH talk to people about what constitutes filial piety.

We collected 156 responses over 10 days on whether working children gave their parents a monthly allowance, and if so, how much?

Most of those who gave, gave their parents about 10 per cent of their salary. Some gave up to 25 per cent, and a handful gave more than 25 per cent.

Twenty-five respondents said they do not give their parents a monthly allowance.


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