Over the last few years, the activity of begging has increased and has become a serious social problem for all over the world. It has observed as a more crucial social issue in urban centers of developing countries. It has been considered a result of several social problems such as poverty, unemployment, migration, homelessness, lack of education, the breakage of a family and so on. The present study aims to analyze the impact of land use on spatial variations of begging in District Lahore, Pakistan. This study is based on primary as well as secondary data, but the main focus was on primary data. Primary data were collected from beggars through questionnaires. This study indicates that the majority of beggars prefer to go for begging on transport routes, commercial and religious centers. The study reveals that a large number of beggars were found illiterate and lived in a rented house. The socioeconomic characteristics indicate that begging is more prevalent among male, illiterate, married and aged people, while socio-cultural characteristics indicate that it is more prevalent among Muslims as Muslims were found more generous than non-Muslims.
Imran Khan earned his M.Phil degree in Geography (eighteen years of education) from University of Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan) in 2016. He also earned the degree of B.Ed. from University of the Punjab. He is presently a researcher, working on different research articles. He has published several articles on Geography in international journals.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Beggars, begging, land use, spatial variations, Lahore, Pakistan
SCIENCE / Geography