More poor children are now going to university, but they are still less likely than the richest youngsters to continue their education, according to new research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. In the mid-1990s, one in eight young people from the 20 per cent most deprived areas went on to university, compared with half of teenagers from the 20 per cent of richest areas. Now, one in five of the poorest pupils go on to higher education, compared with nearly six in 10 of the richest.
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