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Begging, rough sleeping and social exclusion: Implications for social policy.

Kennedy, Catherine and Fitzpatrick, Suzanne (2001) Begging, rough sleeping and social exclusion: Implications for social policy. Urban Studies, 38 (11). pp. 2001-2016. ISSN 0042-0980

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Begging has become highly visible in the urban centres of Britain in recent years, yet the experiences and motivations of people involved in this activity have remained underresearched. This paper explores the implications for social policy arising from a detailed study of begging in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It reassesses the common understanding of begging as a 'homelessness issue' and demonstrates that, while rough sleeping was almost invariably implicated in people's routes into begging in these cities, securing accommodation was far from a guaranteed 'route out'. It emphasises the need for holistic services and effective policy co-ordination in responding to the wide-ranging social exclusion of people who beg. It also explores the importance, and difficulties, of securing their active involvement in policy and service development.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0042-0980
Electronic ISSN: 1360-063X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Begging; Rough sleeping; Social exclusion; Social Policy; Scotland;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 304 Factors affecting social behavior
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 300 Social sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Item ID: 2223
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2008 12:56
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 16:32
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2223

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