Date of Degree

1991

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Sociology

Advisor

David Caplovitz

Committee Members

William Kornblum

Charles Winick

Subject Categories

Sociology

Abstract

This study uses ethnography, survey research and organizational analysis to examine the impact that taxicab leasing has had upon the occupational, social and personal lives of fleet taxicab drivers. Ethnography has been conducted at the Yellow Taxi Company (a pseudonym for a major taxicab fleet garage in New York City); 408 surveys were completed by fleet drivers, and 50 interviews were conducted (30 with lessees 10 with management at various garages and 10 with local 3036 taxi union personnel). And organizational analysis was used in the description of how the shift from the commission remuneration system to the lease remuneration system effected the Yellow Cab Company.

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Digital reproduction from the UMI microform.

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