|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$4,061||Benefits minus costs||$14,686|
|Participants||$8,096||Benefit to cost ratio||$31.13|
|Others||$3,158||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($142)||benefits greater than the costs||98 %|
|Net program cost||($488)|
|Benefits minus cost||$14,686|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with test scores||$3,859||$8,497||$3,774||$0||$16,130|
|Health care associated with educational attainment||$502||($137)||($548)||$251||$68|
|Costs of higher education||($312)||($264)||($99)||($156)||($830)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($244)||($244)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$479||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($488)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2013||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
|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||2||10463||0.045||0.022||18||0.045||0.022||18||0.045||0.040|
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