Nearly 5,300 more youth would graduate high school each year. The economic impact? A $2.17 billion increase in lifetime earnings.
About 2,870 fewer women would become mothers by age 19. The economic impact? $295 million in cost savings over the first 15 years of a child’s life.
Some 4,870 fewer youth would experience the juvenile justice system. The economic impact? $1.6 billion in cost savings on detention and incarceration.
Approximately 4,370 fewer youth would experience homelessness. The economic impact? $9.6 million in cost savings on temporary shelter beds.