Beggary as one of the most prominent social pathologies more or less can be seen in all societies. The Reasons that lead to importance of beggary in social policy-making is not only the phenomenon per se, but also consequences such as development of individual and social pathologies, insecurity of social space, social injustice and loss of social forces. According to previous data, following drug addiction, beggary is second most important social pathology. So, it is a great importance to understand its different dimensions and also propose solutions regarding policy-making. Therefore, aim of the paper is to study beggary in Tehran and introducing relevant social policy.
The research methods include document-based and writing scenarios. Here, we analyzed, based on previous studies and available statistics and information, reasons and influencing factors, activities of authorities, and finally urban management’s programs. Finally, here two scenarios has been introduced, by reviewing recent and previous policies, in terms of beggary; and also applying grand theoretical approaches of conflict and consensus, we proposed idealist and pragmatist scenarios.
Pragmatist scenario, in terms of consensus theories, focuses on individual and micro in the beggary formation and idealist scenario argues that inequalities and macro structures are engage in beggary.