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Author Carroll, Stephen J., 1940-

Title The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment / Stephen J. Carroll, Emre Erkut.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 117 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-686-WFHF
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-686-WFHF.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-117).
Contents Introduction -- Analytic approach -- Payments for taxes and social programs -- Spending on social support programs -- Educational attainment and spending on the corrections system -- Costs of providing additional education -- Educational attainment and public revenues and costs.
Summary Meeting the educational demands of the future will be expensive; however, in most states, public schools from kindergarten through the university level already experience budgetary challenges. Policymakers face the challenge of motivating taxpayers to provide the funds needed to meet mounting education needs. In this volume, Carroll and Erkut examine the financial benefits that taxpayers - regardless of whether they have children in school - realize from increases in educational attainment. First, investments in education benefit taxpayers because the investments produce more highly educated individuals, who tend to earn more income than those with lower levels of education and pay more in taxes, thus contributing more to programs such as Social Security. Second, more highly educated individuals are less likely to draw on social support programs, such as Medicare. And finally, more highly educated individuals are less likely to commit crimes, so increases in educational attainment reduce public spending on incarceration. Carroll and Erkut estimate the monetary value of these benefits over an individual's lifetime and how they vary as a result of education level.
Note Print version record.
Subject Public schools -- United States -- Finance.
Education -- United States -- Finance.
Income tax -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies.
Education -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst00902637
Income tax. (OCoLC)fst00968719
Public schools -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst01906287
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Theory & Practice of Education.
Education.
Social Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Erkut, Emre.
Other Form: Print version: Carroll, Stephen J., 1940- Benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009 9780833047427 (DLC) 2009024776 (OCoLC)416716135
ISBN 9780833049377 (electronic bk.)
0833049372 (electronic bk.)
9780833047427
0833047426
Report No. RAND/MG-686-WFHF

 
    
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