Why Do Panhandlers Panhandle in Winnipeg?

This Research Highlight draws on the findings of interviews with 75 panhandlers conducted for the study Panhandling In Winnipeg: Legislation vs. Support Services1. It presents an account of key reasons for panhandling provided by interview participants. The larger study also examines methods and nature of panhandling, geographic distribution of the activity in the city; the way panhandlers spend their money, their housing circumstances and their use of supportive services.

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