Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Belgian Beggars' Belief

That the homies do better than foreigners at it:

Mon 05/02/07 - A large-scale study by researchers from the Sint-Aloysius Economic Polytechnic in Brussels has revealed that the Roma gypsies who beg on the capital's streets make an average of about 350 euros a month. This compares to an average monthly income of 900 euros for Belgian beggars.

Two thirds of the beggars in the capital are Roma gypsies. The remaining one third is made up of a large group of Belgian beggars and a smaller group of foreign beggars from various countries. The researchers found that the Belgian beggars receive the most money from people in the capital.

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