Dan Bloom
Dan Bloom
Senior Vice President
Director
Policy Research and Evaluation Department

Bloom directs MDRC’s Policy, Research, and Evaluation Department, which houses the organization’s research and technical assistance activities. He previously directed the Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment Policy Area, where his work focused on groups seeking to gain a foothold in the labor market, including former prisoners, disconnected young adults, low-income noncustodial parents (usually fathers), welfare recipients, individuals with disabilities, and others. He is currently directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES) project and the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration, which is testing innovative subsidized employment models. Previous projects include the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe evaluation and evaluations of three state welfare reform initiatives in the 1990s. Since joining MDRC in 1988, Bloom has coauthored more than 50 research reports and contributed articles to several published volumes on workforce and youth policy. Bloom previously worked for America Works, a for-profit company that operates job-placement programs for welfare recipients, and for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, DC-based policy analysis group. He has a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Curriculum Vitae

Products

Issue Focus
Report

Next Steps for Research

Issue Focus

The Critical Role of Nonprofits, Public Agencies, and Social Enterprises

Report

A Synthesis of Findings from Evaluations of 13 Programs

Issue Focus

Successful Collaborations That Improve Outcomes in Prisoner Reentry and Child Support

Methodological Publication
Brief

Findings from Three New Studies of Youth Employment Programs

Report

Final Impacts of the Next Generation of Subsidized Employment Programs

Issue Focus

Improving Outcomes for Clients While Helping Systems Further Their Missions

Report

The Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration

Report

An Evaluation of SEED DC

Report

An Introduction to the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration

Report

Evidence on Improving Employment Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth in the United States

Testimony

Presented Before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Human Resources Subcommittee

Report

Evidence from Promising Programs

Brief

A New Antipoverty Strategy for Single Adults

Other Publications

Bloom, Dan, and David Butler. 2007. “Overcoming Employment Barriers: Strategies to Help the Hard-to-Employ.” In Harry Holzer and Demetra Nightingale (eds.), Reshaping the American Workforce in a Changing Economy. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Bloom, Dan. 2010. “Programs and Policies to Assist High School Dropouts in the Transition to Adulthood.” The Future of Children 20, 1: 89-108.