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Table A.2: Sub-Calculations for EITC and Justice System Estimates

EITC Expenditures on EITC Cost of Family Fragmentation @ 31.7% cost reduction via marriage Savings from Family Fragmentation Using Estimates from Acs and Maag (2005)

$40,000,000,000 $12,680,000,000 = $40,000,000,000*.317 $500,000,000

Net Cost of Family Fragmentation

$12,180,000,000 = $12,680,000,000 - $500,000,000

Justice System (federal,state,& local) Expenditures on Corrections, Police Protection, and Courts in U.S. Amount of Crime Attributed to Childhood Poverty Amount of Crime Attributed to Childhood Poverty and Family Fragmentation @ assumed 50% higher likelihood of children reared by single mothers to engage in crime Reduction in Childhood Poverty via Marriage

$222,802,421,001 0.24

0.36 = .24*1.5 0.361

Cost of Family Fragmentation

$28,955,402,633 = $222,802,421,001*.361*.36

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