|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$4,045||Benefits minus costs||$9,601|
|Participants||$1,150||Benefit to cost ratio||$3.91|
|Others||$7,614||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$88||benefits greater than the costs||82 %|
|Net program cost||($3,296)|
|Benefits minus cost||$9,601|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with high school graduation||$583||$1,284||$588||$0||$2,455|
|Health care associated with educational attainment||$139||($38)||($152)||$70||$19|
|Costs of higher education||($64)||($96)||($29)||($32)||($221)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($1,647)||($1,647)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$2,748||2005||Present value of net program costs (in 2016 dollars)||($3,296)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2005||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||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|
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