The factors influencing street begging in Kota Kinabalu / Elvi Albert Watisin and Nurhidayah Syam Lahmuddin

Albert Watisin, Elvi and Lahmuddin, Nurhidayah Syam (2014) The factors influencing street begging in Kota Kinabalu / Elvi Albert Watisin and Nurhidayah Syam Lahmuddin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Street beggars is a social phenomenon that mostly happened in countries believed to be
poor and facing an unbalanced economic where some people are enjoying too much luxury
but at the same time some are living under the level of poverty. However, there are other
reasons that contribute to the issue of street beggars. Therefore, this research paper focuses
on the factors that influence street beggars in Kota Kinabalu and obviously, it took place in
Kota Kinabalu area such as Api-Api, Segama, and Sinsuran. This research paper also
focuses on the impact of street beggars towards Kota Kinabalu. A set of 120 questionnaires
were distributed in different target respondents such as in Kota Kinabalu City Hall,
Enforcement Officer, Welfare Department officers and also the public. Structured interview
also being conducted for the beggars that available in Kota Kinabalu area.


Item Type: Student Project
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Albert Watisin, Elvi
Lahmuddin, Nurhidayah Syam
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Demographic surveys
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Poor. Poverty
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Poor in cities. Slums
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sabah > Kota Kinabalu Campus > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Programme: Bachelor of Administrative Science (Hons)
Keywords: Street beggars; Unbalanced economic; Poverty
Date: July 2014
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