|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$3,936||Benefits minus costs||$17,279|
|Participants||$9,192||Benefit to cost ratio||$34.81|
|Others||$4,905||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($244)||benefits greater than the costs||98 %|
|Net program cost||($511)|
|Benefits minus cost||$17,279|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with test scores||$3,913||$9,192||$4,849||$0||$17,955|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($256)||($256)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$479||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($511)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2013||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|
|High school graduation||13||2||10463||0.045||0.022||18||0.045||0.022||18||0.045||0.040|
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