Renda e gastos com educação de nível superior
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This study intends to verify how inelastic is the spending of money, with higher education in relation to the income. We found that families with higher income, spend more on that kind of education than those of lower. We observed also in Brazil, that as higher the incomes more is spent on high level education, but this correlation is inelastic, with an increase of 1,0% on the month income, carries 0,31% increase in monthly expenditure on tertiary education. In relation to the amount spent on education, the family income, we may observe that when the family income increases in certain geographic regions, a small part of it is reserved for high level education than in other regions, as we could verify. This suggests that families with high income levels, will not be affected when deciding to invest more in education to have a better quality of education compared to others. We may observe that among the brazilian regions, there are differences that often come from the number of residents and educational differences, usually in the same family. In families with higher income, we found often that part of this increase was forwarded to other activities, and this will not change so much its decision on investing in university education. It was verified that this occurs in the Southeast and South, because these locations revenue is above the national average and the number of residents per household is relatively lower. We also observed that in these regions the ratio of student is higher, confirming that they are the ones with better economic conditions and thus, they have better opportunity to invest in education.