I read this quote on "Why Homeschool"'s blog:
Dr. Gary Knowles, the University of Michigan, studied home educated adults.
"None were unemployed and none were on welfare, 94% said home education prepared them to be independent persons, 79% said it helped them interact with individuals from different levels of society, and they strongly supported the home education method."
That alone should be worth it in the end. I was surprised about the unemployment fact. Pleasantly surprised!