|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$4,341||Benefits minus costs||$4,127|
|Participants||$7,868||Benefit to cost ratio||$1.38|
|Others||$2,844||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$0||benefits greater than the costs||63 %|
|Net program cost||($10,926)|
|Benefits minus cost||$4,127|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with test scores||$3,875||$8,534||$3,779||$0||$16,188|
|Health care associated with educational attainment||$756||($206)||($822)||$0||($273)|
|Costs of higher education||($305)||($460)||($142)||$0||($906)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$974||2011||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($10,926)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2011||Cost range (+ or -)||0 %|
|Estimated Cumulative Net Benefits Over Time (Non-Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in non-discounted dollars to simplify the “break-even” point from a budgeting perspective. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes (ES) and standard errors (SE) used in the benefit-cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
|High school graduation||40||1000||0.101||0.042||16||0.101||0.042||20||0.101||0.050|
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