|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$823||Benefits minus costs||($9,538)|
|Participants||$237||Benefit to cost ratio||($0.28)|
|Others||$287||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($3,407)||benefits greater than the costs||34 %|
|Net program cost||($7,478)|
|Benefits minus cost||($9,538)|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with employment||$178||$393||$0||$0||$571|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($3,730)||($3,730)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$7,356||2014||Present value of net program costs (in 2016 dollars)||($7,478)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2014||Cost range (+ or -)||48 %|
|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|
Hollenbeck, K., & Huang, W.-J. (2003). Net impact and benefit-cost estimates of the workforce development system in Washington State. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Kerachsky, S., Thornton, C., Bloomenthal, A., Maynard, R., & Stephens, S. (1985). Impacts of transitional employment for mentally retarded young adults: Results of the STETS Demonstration. New York, NY: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.
Mallar, C.D., Kerachsky, S., Thornton, C., Donihue, M., Jones, C., Long, D., . . . Schore, J. (1980). The lasting impacts of Job Corps participation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Youth Programs.
Orr, L.L., Bloom, H.S., Bell, S.H., Doolittle, F., Lin, W., & Cave, G. (1996). Does training for the disadvantaged work? Evidence from the National JTPA Study. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute Press.
Price, C., Williams, J., Simpson, L., Jastrzab, J. & Markovitz, C. (2011). National evaluation of Youth Corps: Findings at follow-up. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates.
Quint, J.C., Bos, J.M., & Polit, D.F. (1997). New Chance: Final report on a comprehensive program for young mothers in poverty and their children. New York, NY: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.