Estimated State and Local Fiscal Effects of the Nurse Family Partnership Program

Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 09-152

9 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2009

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Timothy Bartik

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Date Written: June 8, 2009

Abstract

This short paper estimates the state and local fiscal benefits of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. NFP provides nurse home visiting services to low-income first-time mothers. In addition to social benefits, NFP provides state and local fiscal benefits by reducing costs of social services, welfare, and crime, and increasing tax receipts due to increased earnings of mothers and former child participants when they grow up. Based on previous studies, this paper estimates that the present value, in 2007 dollars, of these state and local fiscal benefits is a little over $15,000 per NFP case.

Keywords: Nurse Family Partnership Program, state and local effects

JEL Classification: H75, H71, I18, J48

Suggested Citation

Bartik, Timothy, Estimated State and Local Fiscal Effects of the Nurse Family Partnership Program (June 8, 2009). Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 09-152, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1447868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1447868

Timothy Bartik (Contact Author)

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research ( email )

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686
United States

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