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The average high school dropout costs the economy approximately $260,000 over his or her lifetime ...

USA: „In a comparison of those who drop out of high school and those who complete high school, the average high school dropout costs the economy approximately $260,000 over his or her lifetime in terms of lower tax contributions, higher reliance on Medicaid and Medicare, higher rates of criminal activity, and higher reliance on welfare.“

ies (Hrsg.), „Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2013“ (2016), S. 1