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Below are brief descriptions of selected articles on income generation and income assistance in the Downtown Eastside. Each featured article comes with an research summary, and its full text has been archived in cIRcle, UBC’s open access repository.
Low-threshold employment could reduce involvement in harmful income-generating activities
There is a high demand for low-threshold employment among injection drug users who are involved in sex work, drug dealing, and panhandling.
Sex work, stigma & barriers to health access
Over half of the women in the study said they hid sex work from others, and nearly half faced barriers in accessing health care in the past 6 months.
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