|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$7,103||Benefits minus costs||$19,534|
|Participants||$15,557||Benefit to cost ratio||$43.82|
|Others||$564||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($3,233)||benefits greater than the costs||85 %|
|Net program cost||($456)|
|Benefits minus cost||$19,534|
|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|
Clinical diagnosis of an anxiety disorder (e.g., general anxiety, panic, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder) or symptoms measured on a validated scale.
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Affected outcome:||Resulting benefits:1||Benefits accrue to:|
|Anxiety disorder||Labor market earnings associated with anxiety disorder||$6,557||$15,402||$0||($3,279)||$18,681|
|Health care associated with anxiety disorder||$546||$154||$564||$273||$1,538|
|Program cost||Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($228)||($228)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$1,319||2015||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($456)|
|Comparison costs||$814||2008||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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