Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials | Rivera

Rivera, L.A. (2011). Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(1), 71-90. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027656241000065X

Lauren Rivera (2011) discussed the prestige factor of degrees in employer’s screening and hiring decisions, suggesting an increase in value and acceptance for externally endorsed badges.

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