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Should begging for money be illegal?
Banning begging would encourage beggars to find sustainable work.
The time that had previously been spent begging could be redirected to vocational education/training or applying for jobs.
When people can receive money from begging, they have less incentive to seek out employment.
Data from Queensland indicates that criminalizing begging did
the incidence of begging.
Criminalizing begging will make it harder for convicted beggars to find work.
Some people who beg could not find work, even if they were forced to try.
If beggars are unable to meet their basic needs in life, they may be forced into crime because their desire to survive would outweigh respect for the laws of the land.