Recent research has emphasized the prominent role of schools in developing social and emotional learning (SEL) among their students and the importance of SEL in explaining student and adult productivity and, particularly, economic success. This study evaluates the economic benefits of SEL by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions. Anticipated benefits exceed costs for all of the six. The report demonstrates how benefit-cost methods can be used to evaluate SEL results.
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