credentialism


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cre·den·tial·ism

 (krĭ-dĕn′shə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status.

credentialism

(krɪˈdɛnʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
often derogatory a tendency to value formal qualifications, esp at the expense of competence and experience
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Economists argue about whether education improves people's skills or is just a fancy form of time-wasting credentialism.
Labor market conditions, such as technological advances, credentialism, and reorganization of work sectors, impact all women in negative ways.
A comprehensive package of counseling credentialism comprises certification, registration, and licensing.
Within this context, Collins (2013), perhaps counter-intuitively, argues that credentialism and expansion of education may very well provide a stopgap, or "escape valve" to assuage some of the most disruptive consequences of mass technological unemployment, which he views as an imminent threat, particularly to the middle class.
Keywords: diplomas, credentialism, classified advertisements, vacancies, unit root, Beveridge-Nelson decomposition.
Edwards L (2014) Discourse, credentialism and occupational closure in the communications industries: the case of public relations in the UK.
86) See Ikuo Amano, The Origins of Japanese Credentialism (Victoria, Austl: Trans Pacific Press, 2011) at 107.
Credentialism is a term often used to identify a situation where a change in the pool of applicants encourages employers to artificially inflate the education and skill requirements for recruitment to an otherwise unchanged job (Skott and Auerbach, 2003; Okay-Somerville and Scholarios, 2013).
Arrow 1973; Spence 1974) or credentialism processes (Collins 1979) rather than reflect increased job demands for higher levels of skill (Handel 2011; Quintini 2011).
First, there is the impact of credentialism laced with what we call " advocacy malpractice" around here.
Molecular gastronomy is a natural reaction to this phenomenon, creating a creeping credentialism that once again affirms the position of elite chefs while forcing the rest of us into an arms race of equipment and knowledge.