The Benefits to Taxpayers From Increases in Students' Educational Attainment

The Benefits to Taxpayers From Increases in Students' Educational Attainment

A new report from RAND Education examines the financial benefits that accrue to taxpayers as students attain higher levels of education. Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the report, The Benefits to Taxpayers From Increases in Students' Educational Attainment (143 pages, PDF), found that regardless of a student's gender, race, or ethnicity, raising one's level of education leads to significantly increased payments into, and reduced demands on, the public budget. The report argues that all taxpayers — even those who do not have children in school — have a stake in developing programs and policies that effectively and efficiently increase education levels.