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THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS: The Estimated Effects of the After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002 September 2002 PREFACE The authors wish to acknowledge support from Afterschool Alliance. Their generosity helped underwrite the research conducted in the course of preparing this report. As always, the staff of the Rose Institute, Dr. Ralph Rossum, Director, Dr. Florence Adams, Associate Director and Ms. Marionette Sison, Executive Assistant, provided outstanding support for our efforts. We also wish to acknowledge the superb work done by Rose Institute student staff members Bradford Angle, Melinda Baker and Brian Rayburn. The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of the authors. William O. Brown Steven B. Frates Ian S. Rudge Richard L. Tradewell Claremont, California September 2002 (This page intentionally left blank) Table of Contents Executive Summary Page Section I: Introduction 1 Section II: The California Experience with After School Programs 4 Section III: Review of Existing Literature 6 A. Overview of the Literature on At-Risk Youth 6 B. The California Studies of After-School Programs 7 1. Bissell – ASLSNPP (State Pilot Program) 2. Huang – LA’s BEST 3. Lee – Crime Prevention Summary: Programs in California 7 9 10 11 C. Effects of Intervention Programs Outside of California 1. The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project 2. The Rand Institute Study 3. Other Studies Summary: Results Outside of California Section IV: 12 12 15 16 17 Cost and Benefits of the After School and Education Safety Act of 2002 (“The Act”) 18 A. Estimated Costs of The Act 18 B. Estimated Effects of The Act 19 1. Reduced Child Care Costs 2. Increased Schooling Costs 3. Improved School Performance 4. Increased Compensation 5.

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