Begging to Live: The Strategy of Survival for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Nigeria

  • Patrick A. Edewor
  • Oluremi H. Abimbola
  • Olujide A. Adekeye
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 41)


This chapter examines intellectual disability and begging in the Nigerian context. The interface between the two phenomena is considered with a view to understanding the socio-cultural conditions that precipitate begging by people with intellectual disabilities in Nigeria. The chapter concludes by recommending effective policy implementation strategies in the area of education targeted at both parents of people with intellectual disabilities and the person with the disability themselves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick A. Edewor
    • 1
  • Oluremi H. Abimbola
    • 1
  • Olujide A. Adekeye
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource DevelopmentCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria

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