High School Dropouts a Net Fiscal Drain

A new report from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University finds that the average high school dropout will have a negative net fiscal contribution to society of nearly $5,200.  In contrast, the average high school graduate generates a positive lifetime net fiscal contribution of $287,000 from ages 18-64.  A copy of the report, The Consequences of Dropping Out of High School:  Joblessness and Jailing for High School Dropouts and the High Cost for Taxpayers, can be found at:   http://tinyurl.com/yzga2c9.

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