When economic development and its results are disproportionately distributed among all the classes of the world, there would be dire consequences. The aged population living in developing countries if remain aloof from their proportionate share of economic benefits, are unknowingly and forcefully led to lead a life of a shortfall. The advent of capitalism across the world and the rich getting richer and the poor remaining either stagnant of going down in their economic status, poses a great threat to the aged population and the governments of the developing nations. If the rightful money of developing nations are refrained from them and instead stashed away in safe tax havens, it is outright injustice to them.
Such issues can also expedite the challenges for the aged in developing countries. Therefore, the phenomenon of population ageing must be regarded as our own making, and most importantly of a shared responsibility. Staying away from one another when the need is absolute is a cowardice act, and protectionism across the world is leading nations to become more insecure and arrogant, especially the United States. The capitalistic mode of market structure promoted by the US has a lot to contribute to the uneven wealth distribution across the world, and they must not be absolved of the shared responsibility of population ageing. The market system creates uneven wealth distribution and access to proper healthcare, and this assuredly hurts the ageing population who are financially weaker and are dependent on their progenies or the government for survival.
Social deprivation for many aged people is fuelling the motivation to live longer even when the person is healthy and can lead a long life. The rise of nuclear families and more number of people opting to stay unmarried or marrying late is leading to less connection between aged and the young population. This renders the aged people less capable of supporting themselves financially. Such conditions in life are sad and must be reversed.