|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$2,839||Benefits minus costs||$7,997|
|Participants||$2,926||Benefit to cost ratio||$13.26|
|Others||$2,899||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($15)||benefits greater than the costs||74 %|
|Net program cost||($652)|
|Benefits minus cost||$7,997|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||Treatment age||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|
Standardized, validated tests of academic achievement.
Externalizing behavior symptoms
Symptoms of externalizing behavior (e.g., aggressive, hostile, or disruptive behavior) measured on a validated scale.
Office discipline referrals^
Referrals of a student to an administrative office for disciplinary reasons.
In-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, or expulsions from school
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Affected outcome:||Resulting benefits:1||Benefits accrue to:|
|Test scores||Labor market earnings associated with test scores||$1,108||$2,602||$1,373||($554)||$4,529|
|Externalizing behavior symptoms||Criminal justice system||$144||$0||$346||$72||$561|
|K-12 special education||$443||$0||$0||$222||$665|
|Health care associated with externalizing behavior symptoms||$1,144||$323||$1,181||$572||$3,220|
|Program cost||Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($326)||($326)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$207||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($652)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2013||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
Benefits Minus Costs
Benefits by Perspective
Taxpayer Benefits by Source of Value
|Benefits Minus Costs Over Time (Cumulative 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 discounted dollars. 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.|
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