But task force member David Snow, a sociology professor at UC Irvine who has done extensive research on homelessness, said an area study he participated in found that the median monthly income of a homeless person was $500, refuting “the sense that homeless who panhandle make a great deal of money.” “If the homeless, in general, believe they can do better panhandling ... than even minimum-wage jobs, that’s a bad bet,” he said.

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