|Equation||(# mothers) x (Q: % increased chances of graduating from high school due to the intervention) x ($ additional lifetime earnings between high school vs. no high school)|
|Explanation||This metric estimates the impact of home visiting programs leading to increased maternal academic achievement on maternal lifetime earnings. It is based on a meta-analysis of the impact of a wide array of home visiting programs including the following: Healthy Families America (HFA), Family Check Up for Children, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®—Variants suitable for home visiting, Family Spirit, Child First, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), Early Head Start–Home-Based Option (EHS-HBO), Play and Learning Strategies (PALS). These programs serve children from birth through age 17, as well as mothers and expectant mothers.|
Number of mothers: Reported by program.
Q: Increased chances of graduating from high school due to the intervention: [0.13]. This is estimated by Constellation staff using the following formula:
In this formula, ES is the effect size from a meta-analysis of home visiting programs on mothers’ education [0.74] (Constellation computations using 2 studies). The base percentage is [0.18], which is the standard deviation (SD) of the proportion of low-income students graduating from high school in Minnesota. We estimate the SD using a graduation rate of [65%] (Minnesota Compass, 2018) and student data from the Minnesota Department of Education (2019).
Additional lifetime earnings between High school vs. no high school: [$238,200]. This is computed using ACS data (U.S. Census Bureau, 2016). These benefits are already discounted to present value. This lifetime value includes $39,500 from potential higher education achievement beyond high school ($198,700 from high school + $39,500 from higher education). See Metric EDU006 for details on assumptions about estimates of higher education achievement and subsequent earnings increases as a result of increased high school completion.
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