The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the relationship that exists between land use activities and street begging in Ibadan municipality, Nigeria, following the observed influence of urban land use activities on begging incidence.
Primary data were obtained through the method of direct enumeration of beggars and cursory observation of the physical and environmental compositions of the identified beggars’ locations in the study area.
The results showed that begging is a function of urban land use activities and it also conforms to the concentric, sector and multiple nuclei models of urban land use.
Studies are still less noticeable on the spatial implications of begging in Nigerian urban centres. In view of this, it is very much suggested that more studies be carried out on issues relating to begging, particularly, on the spatial implications of begging in other municipalities for effective comparative analysis.
The study fills a gap in the literature as there is limited research on street begging in relation to spatial dimension.
Taiwo, A.O. (2018), "Spatio-temporal differentials in street begging: the case of Ibadan municipality, Nigeria", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 38 No. 11/12, pp. 944-955. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-03-2017-0035Download as .RIS
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