Work Life of Beggars: A Case Study
Dr. Menka
Beggar, Begging, Panhandlers, Dependent, Occupation.
The present empirical study aims to analyze the working life of beggars. The study is based on primary source of data, collected through the field survey and direct questionnaire to the respondents in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh during 2009. The study reveals that majority of the population of beggars’ households involved in the begging activity as a profession and about 80 per cent beggar population engaged in this activity by their birth. Moreover, 78 per cent beggars were able bodied and they are begging with the help of slogan or in a silent way. They mainly prefer to go to the residential areas, markets and religious places for begging purpose. About 52 per cent beggars beg within their place of living localities or areas and remaining goes to the other parts of the blocks, district and states. On an average, there were 2-4 earning hands and dependent respectively in each household. However, an average daily income of the beggars by begging is 51-100 per day.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 135 - 147
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