|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$3,900||Benefits minus costs||$12,642|
|Participants||$5,664||Benefit to cost ratio||n/a|
|Others||$1,519||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$1,022||benefits greater than the costs||95 %|
|Net program cost||$536|
|Benefits minus cost||$12,642|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|K-12 grade repetition||$45||$0||$0||$22||$67|
|Labor market earnings associated with anxiety disorder||$2,383||$5,248||$0||$0||$7,632|
|Health care associated with internalizing symptoms||$1,472||$416||$1,519||$733||$4,141|
|Mortality associated with depression||$0||$0||$0||$0||($1)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||$267||$267|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$477||2015||Present value of net program costs (in 2017 dollars)||$536|
|Comparison costs||$927||2010||Cost range (+ or -)||30 %|
|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|
|Major depressive disorder||11||3||82||-0.225||0.184||11||0.000||0.310||13||-0.377||0.041|
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