Ivana Dobrotić works as Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, Social Policy Unit. Before joining the University of Zagreb, in 2003-2007 period, she worked as an expert in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Department of Social Work. She graduated social work at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work (Croatia) and holds a PhD in Sociology (social policy and social development) from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences (Slovenia). She is a research associate at the CIRCLE – Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities at the University of Leeds and a member of international scientific networksInternational Network on Leave Policies and ResearchandFEWS – The Future of European Welfare Systems. She serves as a managing editor in Croatian Journal of Social Policy and an editorial board member in Review of European Studies and Annual of Social Work. She has been working as an expert or researcher on different projects related to the social policy development, family policy and gender equality for the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, European Commission, EIGE platform, FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank and City of Zagreb. Her research interest lies in comparative and European social policy, and more particularly in family policies, gender equality, antidiscrimination policies, Europeanization and post-communist transformation. She has participated at several research projects dealing with various topics in social policy, international scientific conferences, and has published several scientific papers in Croatian and international journals and books.
Gender equality and parenting-related leaves in 21 former socialist countries
Work-family policies of Croatia in a comparative perspective
The Croatian welfare system: A lack of coherent policy paradigm followed by inconsistent policy reforms?
Parenting support services in Croatia: Parents' needs and existing programmes
Inclusiveness of Parental-Leave Benefits in Twenty-One European Countries: Measuring Social and Gender Inequalities in Leave Eligibility
Croatian Family Policy
Redistributive "winners and losers" of childcare- related policies in the post-Yugoslav countries
A social right? Access to leave and its relation to parents' labour market position
Croatian family policy in European context
What did the kindergarten have with that? Access to Early Childhood Education and Care and Reproduction of Social Inequalities in Regular Education: Analysis of PISA and TIMSS data
Croatian welfare state: a lack of coherent policy paradigm followed by inconsistent policy reforms
Eligibility to Parental-Leave Benefits in 21 European Countries: Social and gender inequalities in policy design
Childbirth related leaves in the European former communist countries: Transitions in the last several decades
Catching up on their own? Limits of expansion of early childhood education and care in devolved system marked by territorial economic disparities
Croatia country note 2018
Why are Paternity Leaves and Father's Quotas Important? A Comparative Overview of Father's Leave Schemes in European Countries and Factors and Outcomes of Father's Leave Use
Ambivalent character of leave policies development in Croatia : between pronatalist and gender equality agenda
Access to Parental Leave Benefits? Social Rights and Eligibility Conditions From a Comparative Perspective
An analysis of the accessibility, quality, capacities and financing of the early childhood education and care system in Croatia
Parental leave as a social right
Opportunities for advancing socialpolicy in reducing child poverty : the perspective of key stakeholders
Coping Strategies of Economically (Partially) Inactive Households: The Case of Croatia .
Work or Family? The role and importance of work- family polciies
Social policies and gender contract: what can we learn from comaprative research and practices?
Changes in Parental Leave Rights 2006-2017: Are European countries heading towards an employment–led social investment paradigm?
The importance of the development of early childhood education and care system from the policy perspective
De-commodification or re-commodification: The changing relation of parental leave and parents' attachment to the labour market
Women on the labor market - Database on the role of cities and municipalities in measures of work-family balance in Croatia
Problems and perspectives of Croatian family policy
Challenges and perspective of work-family policies in Croatia
Croatian leave policies - past reforms and future challenges
Croatia country note 2016
The character of work-family policies measures with review of the situation in Croatia
Parental needs and provision of support services to parents raising children in difficult circumstances
Who Should Finance Childcare? Multilevel Analysis of 24 Countries
Position of women in political decision-making
Development and Difficulties of the Eldercare System in Croatia
Crisis and Croatian welfare state: a new opportunity for welfare state retrenchment?
Parental needs and provison of support services to parents rasing children in difficult circumstances
Work-family policies and the position of parents on the labour market
Position of women in Croatia: policy and gender practices
Family policy and socio-demographic trends: is there a connection?
Croatia country note 2015
Support to single parents in Croatia: an absent agenda
Targeted parenting support: multiple perspectives
Discursive Strategy of the Religious-Conservative Mobilisation Against the Same-Sex Marriage in Croatia
Social Distance and Social Context: Minority Groups in Post-Communist and South European Countries
Everyday life of Roma in Croatia: challenges and potentials for transformation
Croatia country note 2014
Early childhood education and care in Croatia
Trends and Challenges in Care Policies Development in Croatia and the Czech Republic
Fathers and child-related leaves: comparative perspective
Framing LGBT Issues in Croatian Newspapers: Between Civil Rights and Traditional Morality
Factors determining work-family policies in the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia
Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis : Pathways between Policy Expansion and Retrenchment
European social model
Open method of coordination in preparation, delivery and implementation of social programmes
Changes in Early Childhood Education and Care Coverage in Croatia: National and County-level Overview 1990-2012
Why it is important to invest in early childhood education and care services?
Croatia country note
Parenting in Croatia – reconciliation of work and family life
Eldercare trends in Croatia
Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis – Still spending on new social risks policies?
Eldercare puzzles in postcommunist countries: experiences and trends in Croatia and the Czech Republic
Parents` need for support and availability of services for parenting support: perspective of the representatives of local and regional self- government units
Parenting experience, parents behavior and practices: are there gender differences?
Availability and usage of early childhood education and care services, and other types of care
Gender equality policies and practices in Croatia – The interplay of transition and late Europeanization
Gender Equality Policies and Practices in Croatia – The Interplay of Transition and Late Europeanization
How (un)equal gender contract work-family policies promote in postcommunist countries? Comparison of Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovenia
Social distance: antidiscrimination policies and social context
Slovenia and Croatia compared: remained similarities, increasing differences, future challenges...
Family policies development in Croatia from the perspective of other European countries experiences: should more active role of fathers be recognized?
Work-family policies: situation and perspectives
International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2012: Croatia
Determinants of work-family policies in postcommunist countries
Qualitative methods and applicability of the research results: an example of comparative research of public policies
European social policy and youth
Patterns of sociability and perception of informal social support in Croatia
Mothers or institutions? How women work and care in Slovenia and Czech Republic
Μothers or Ιnstitutions? Ηow Women Work and Care in Slovenia and the Czech Republic
The development of the early childhood education and care in Croatia: paradigm change or path dependence?
Assessment of social needs: example of social overview
In search for determinants of work-family policies development in postcommunist countries: some methodological considerations
Leave policies and research reports: Croatia
Female Employment and Access to Child Care Services in Croatia: Is There a Connection?
Indicators of family policy development in Croatia
Croatian family policy: challenges of demographic ageing and pluralisation
Correlates of Conflicts between Family and Work Obligations in Croatia
In search for determinants of work-family policies development in postcommunist countries: some theoretical considerations
Determinants of work-family polices in postcommunist countries: impact of Europeanization
The Anti-Discriminational Legislation
The Maternity and Parental Benefits Act
The International Data Sources Relevant for the Area of Social Policy
The domestic sources of the statistical data relevant for the area of social policy
Social Care System for Defenders from the Homeland War
Household structure, family relations and work-family balance
The National Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings 2005-2008
Work - life balance
Household structure and family relations
• International Network on Leave Policies and Research (http://www.leavenetwork.org/)
• Scientific network FEWS – The Future of European Welfare Systems.
• Croatian Sociological Association (www.hsd.hr/web/en/)
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