Higher growth: more inequality

23rd July 2004 at 01:00
The expansion of universities in the 1980s and 90s benefited well-off families more than students from disadvantaged backgrounds, say Bristol university researchers.

They found that the chance of poorer students of university age in 1976 gaining a degree was four percentage points lower than those from families on average wages. The gap increased to nine percentage points by 1998.

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