Kennedy, Catherine and Fitzpatrick, Suzanne (2001) Begging, rough sleeping and social exclusion: Implications for social policy. Urban Studies, 38 (11). pp. 2001-2016. ISSN 1360063XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jan 2008 12:56|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:46|
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