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credentialism

[kri-den-shuh-liz-uh m] /krɪˈdɛn ʃəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
excessive reliance on credentials, especially academic degrees, in determining hiring or promotion policies.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; credential + -ism
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Examples for credentialism
  • Instead progressives demand more and more a society's wealth to prop up credentialism.
  • credentialism tends to flourish in inverse proportion to the strength of local capitalism.
  • Face it, eagerness to get into a prep is the same form of credentialism that is driving the craze to get into upper tier colleges.
  • The theoretical framework of credentialism underlies the study's significance.

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