Credentialism

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Robbins, Derek 2006. Credentialism. in: Turner, B. (ed.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology Cambridge Cambridge University Press pp.
AuthorsRobbins, Derek
EditorsTurner, B.
Abstract

An extract from The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology which discusses credentialism within a sociological context. ‘Credentials’ are described as the key factors at the interface between systems of education and systems of employment. Challenges to the assumption that educational acquisition determines occupational success are explored.

KeywordsDe-Schooling; credential Keynesianism; Pierre Bourdieu; educational achievement
Book titleThe Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology
Year2006
PublisherCambridge University Press pp
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Print2006
Publication process dates
Deposited25 Jan 2010
Place of publicationCambridge
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521540461
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/520
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Citation:
Robbins, D. (2006) ‘Credentialism’ in Turner, B. (ed.) The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp 95-6.

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