|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||($1,500)||Benefits minus costs||($12,469)|
|Participants||($2,048)||Benefit to cost ratio||($1.15)|
|Others||$161||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($3,282)||benefits greater than the costs||8 %|
|Net program cost||($5,799)|
|Benefits minus cost||($12,469)|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||Treatment age||Primary or secondary participant||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|
Any criminal conviction according to court records, sometimes measured through charges, arrests, incarceration, or self-report.
Child abuse and neglect
Substantiated or founded reports to child protective services.
“Final” placement in a permanent home, which can include reunification with parents, formalized guardianships, or legal adoption.
The number of times children in out-of-home care are transferred from one home to another.
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Affected outcome:||Resulting benefits:1||Benefits accrue to:|
|Crime||Criminal justice system||$170||$0||$370||$85||$624|
|From secondary participant|
|Child abuse and neglect||Criminal justice system||($81)||$0||($157)||($40)||($279)|
|Child abuse and neglect||($483)||($56)||$0||($242)||($781)|
|K-12 grade repetition||($10)||$0||$0||($5)||($14)|
|K-12 special education||($204)||$0||$0||($102)||($307)|
|Property loss associated with alcohol abuse or dependence||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Health care associated with PTSD||($49)||($14)||($51)||($25)||($139)|
|Labor market earnings associated with child abuse & neglect||($839)||($1,971)||$0||$0||($2,811)|
|Mortality associated with child abuse and neglect||($3)||($7)||$0||($54)||($63)|
|Program cost||Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($2,900)||($2,900)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$10,013||2016||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($5,799)|
|Comparison costs||$4,508||2016||Cost range (+ or -)||20 %|
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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