Mark
van Dok
Senior Associate

Van Dok is principal data manager for the Work Advancement and Support Center Demonstration, a multisite test of programs designed to promote employment stability and wage progression among low-wage workers and reemployed dislocated workers who are relatively low-income. Since 2001, he has played a lead role in efforts to acquire, process, and analyze administrative records and survey datasets for experimental evaluations and has also authored or coauthored several MDRC reports. Van Dok has considerable expertise with SAS and database applications, has created a series of data management tools used by multiple project teams at MDRC, and has trained and supervised new members of his project teams in SAS programming, data verification, and data management. Van Dok earned a master’s in history from the University of Bergen, Norway. His thesis discussed the introduction of a child allowance in Norway and the Netherlands, with an emphasis on the different views of political parties, women’s organizations, and labor unions about family supplements.