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National Drug Control Strategy
Update 2003

February 2003

Table 34. The Lifetime Costs of Dropping Out of High School (1993 $)

Total costs
Present value (2% discount rate)
Present value (10% discount rate)
Lost wage/productivity
Fringe benefits
Nonmarket losses

Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
Source: Cohen, Mark, The Monetary Value of Saving a High Risk Youth (1995).

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