|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$690||Benefits minus costs||$200|
|Participants||$815||Benefit to cost ratio||$1.11|
|Others||$1,109||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($609)||benefits greater than the costs||50 %|
|Net program cost||($1,806)|
|Benefits minus cost||$200|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with high school graduation||$396||$871||$400||$150||$1,816|
|K-12 special education||$8||$0||$0||$4||$13|
|Health care associated with disruptive behavior disorder||$12||$4||$14||$6||$35|
|Costs of higher education||($40)||($60)||($18)||($20)||($138)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($906)||($905)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$919||2015||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($1,806)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2015||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|
|Grade point average||1||351||0.052||0.128||12||0.052||0.128||12||0.138||0.281|
|Externalizing behavior symptoms||2||451||-0.065||0.101||11||-0.031||0.054||14||-0.204||0.328|
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