|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$2,017||Benefits minus costs||$7,599|
|Participants||$3,977||Benefit to cost ratio||n/a|
|Others||$296||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$518||benefits greater than the costs||93 %|
|Net program cost||$791|
|Benefits minus cost||$7,599|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|K-12 grade repetition||$8||$0||$0||$4||$11|
|Labor market earnings associated with major depression||$1||$1||$0||$0||$2|
|Health care associated with major depression||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Labor market earnings associated with anxiety disorder||$1,779||$3,918||$0||$0||$5,698|
|Health care associated with anxiety disorder||$244||$80||$302||$123||$749|
|Costs of higher education||($15)||($22)||($7)||($7)||($50)|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||$399||$399|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$217||2010||Present value of net program costs (in 2016 dollars)||$791|
|Comparison costs||$943||2010||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|
|Major depressive disorder^^||10||1||30||0.000||0.260||11||0.000||0.021||12||0.000||1.000|
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