|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$11||Benefits minus costs||($141)|
|Participants||$3||Benefit to cost ratio||($0.23)|
|Others||$10||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($51)||benefits greater than the costs||41 %|
|Net program cost||($115)|
|Benefits minus cost||($141)|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|K-12 grade repetition||$3||$0||$0||$1||$4|
|Labor market earnings associated with major depression||$4||$8||$0||$2||$14|
|Health care associated with major depression||$10||$3||$13||$5||$32|
|Costs of higher education||($5)||($8)||($3)||($3)||($19)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($57)||($57)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$114||2014||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($115)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2014||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|
|Major depressive disorder||4||292||-0.201||0.125||18||0.000||0.019||19||-0.313||0.015|
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