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ERIC Number: ED506866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
How Taxpayers Benefit when Students Attain Higher Levels of Education. Research Brief
Li, Jennifer
RAND Corporation
RAND researchers examined how taxpayers benefit from increases in students' educational attainment. Using statistical modeling and national data, they analyzed how increases in educational attainment are associated with tax revenues, funds for social support and insurance programs, and spending on incarceration. The researchers found that, for all racial/ethnic groups, an increase in a student's educational attainment--for example, completing high school rather than dropping out--is associated with substantial value for taxpayers over time. [This research brief describes work done for RAND Education documented in "The Benefits to Taxpayers from Increases in Students' Educational Attainment", by Stephen J. Carroll and Emre Erkut (ED506865).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RAND Corporation