izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Dobrotić
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Ivana Dobrotić

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.

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Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Childcare policies, gender and social inequalities: Serbia in comparative perspective

Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.
Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory

Same challenges, different solutions: how to explain the variations in leave policy development in Croatia and Serbia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.
18th International LP & R Seminar: The Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Pandemic childcare-policy responses in 28 European countries: A fuzzy-set ideal type analysis

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2021.
18th International LP&R Seminar: The Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Pandemic childcare-policy responses in 28 European countries: A fuzzy-set ideal type analysis

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2021.
Reconceptualizing social care

Pandemic childcare-policy responses in 28 European countries: A fuzzy-set ideal type analysis

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2021.
28. Wissenschaftlichen Kongress der DVPW "Wir haben die Wahl! Politik in Zeiten von Unsicherheit und Autokratisierung"

The conceptualisation and delivery of family policy and support in Europe: A review of international and European frameworks and standards

Churchill, H. ; Sandbæk, M. ; Jackson, A. ; Jerinić, J. ; Arsić, J. ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Rybinska, A. ; Ruggiero, R.
2021.

CROATIA - National report on family support policy & provision

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja ; Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ljiljana ; Pečnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.

Die Kita- und Schulschließungen in der COVID-19-Pandemie

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.
DDS - Die Deutsche Schule

The Inclusiveness of Social Rights: The Case of Leave Policies

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.
Social Inclusion

"Growing (in)visible majority"? Insecure and atypical employment and parenting

Dobrotić, Ivana
2021.

Childcare policies and their variations in former socialist countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
EUSOC PhD School

Inequality dynamic of childcare policy development in the post-Yugoslav countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
Reimagining care policies in South-Eastern Europe and beyond

Childcare Policy Development in South-Eastern Europe through the intersectionality lens

Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
Council of European Studies, Gender & Sexuality Research Network Online Conversations

Childcare policy responses in the COVID-19 pandemic: Unpacking cross-country variation

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
International Network for Leave Policies & Research Webinar "Parental Leave under COVID-19: global perspectives"

Childcare policy responses in the COVID-19 pandemic: Unpacking cross-country variation

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)

Inclusiveness of Parental-Leave Benefits in Twenty-One European Countries: Measuring Social and Gender Inequalities in Leave Eligibility

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2020.
Social politics

The Croatian welfare system: A lack of coherent policy paradigm followed by inconsistent policy reforms?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.

Gender equality and parenting-related leaves in 21 former socialist countries

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Stropnik, Nada
2020.
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

Guest editorial

Doucet, Andrea ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Haas, Linda ; McKay, Lindsay
2020.
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

The exclusionary side of (women’s) social citizenship in Southeastern Europe: childcare policy development in Bosnia-Herzegovina and gender, social and territorial inequalities

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Obradović, Nikolina
2020.
Journal of Southeast European & Black Sea studies

International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2020

Koslowski, Alison ; Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Kaufman, Gayle ; Moss, Peter
2020.

The Rise of the Anti-Gender Movement in Croatia and the 2013 Marriage Referendum

Vučković Juroš, Tanja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Flego, Sunčica
2020.
Europe-Asia Studies

Childcare-policy responses in the COVID-19 pandemic: unpacking cross-country variation

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2020.
European societies

Childcare policies developments in the former Yugoslav countries and their implications for gender and social (in)equalities in care and employment

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.
5th conference of the London School of Economics and Political Science Research Network on Social Cohesion in SEE with EBRD

Inequality dynamic of childcare-related policies development in the post-Yugoslav countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.
4th Transforming Care Conference

Access to parental leave benefits: Constructing deservingness and undeservingness through policy narratives

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.
16th International Leave Policy & Research Seminar

Croatian social policy

Bežovan, Gojko ; Puljiz, Vlado ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2019.

What’s Kindergarten Got to Do with It? Access to Early Childhood Education and Care and Reproduction of Social Inequalities in Regular Education: Analysis of PISA and TIMSS Data

Matković, Teo ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baran, Jelena
2019.
Revija za sociologiju

A social right? Access to leave and its relation to parents' labour market position

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2019.

Redistributive "winners and losers" of childcare- related policies in the post-Yugoslav countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.
Socijalna kohezija u društvu polarizacije, konflikata i nejednakosti

Croatian Family Policy

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.

Work-family policies of Croatia in a comparative perspective

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.

Education

Bežovan, Gojko ; Puljiz, Vlado ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Zrinščak, Siniša.
2019.

International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2019

Koslowski, Alison ; Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Macht, Alexandra ; Moss, Peter
2019.

Changing faces of social and gender inequalities in childcare-related policies design in the post-Yugoslav countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.

Parenting support services in Croatia: Parents' needs and existing programmes

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2019.

An analysis of the accessibility, quality, capacities and financing of the early childhood education and care system in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Menger, Valentina
2018.

Access to Parental Leave Benefits? Social Rights and Eligibility Conditions From a Comparative Perspective

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.
Sozialer Fortschritt

Ambivalent character of leave policies development in Croatia : between pronatalist and gender equality agenda

Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.
Revista del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social Economia y Sociologia

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

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Varga, Mirna
2018.
Revija za sociologiju

Croatia country note 2018

Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.

Catching up on their own? Limits of expansion of early childhood education and care in devolved system marked by territorial economic disparities

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo
2018.
1. Annual ESPAnet Conference Transformation of European welfare systems: challenges, problems and future prospects

Childbirth related leaves in the European former communist countries: Transitions in the last several decades

Stropnik, Nada ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.
15. godišnja konferencija International Leave Policies and Research Network

Eligibility to Parental-Leave Benefits in 21 European Countries: Social and gender inequalities in policy design

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2018.
15. godišnja konferencija International Leave Policies and Research Network

Croatian welfare state: a lack of coherent policy paradigm followed by inconsistent policy reforms

Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.
Routledge Handbook of European Welfare Systems – author`s workshop

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

Matković, Teo ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baran, Jelena
2018.
4. Dani obrazovnih znanost "Odgojno-obrazovni sustav: ograničavajuće i/ili poticajno okruženje"

Croatian family policy in European context

Dobrotić, Ivana
2018.
Centar za demokraciju i pravo Miko Tripalo, „Socijalno-demografska reprodukcija Hrvatske

De-commodification or re-commodification: The changing relation of parental leave and parents' attachment to the labour market

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2017.
Tagung des DVPW AK „Vergleichende Wohlfahrtsstaatsforschung“ Kassel, Aktivierend – investiv – prädistributiv: Neue Paradigmen in der Sozialpolitik(forschung)?

The importance of the development of early childhood education and care system from the policy perspective

Dobrotić, Ivana
2017.
Za boljitak malih i velikih

Changes in Parental Leave Rights 2006-2017: Are European countries heading towards an employment– led social investment paradigm?

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2017.
15th ESPAnet conference ‘New Horizons of European Social Policy: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges`

Social policies and gender contract: what can we learn from comaprative research and practices?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2017.
Ženska sindikalna škola 2017

Work or Family? The role and importance of work- family polciies

Dobrotić, Ivana
2017.

Coping Strategies of Economically (Partially) Inactive Households: The Case of Croatia .

Bagić, Dragan ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Lažnjak, Jasminka ; Rodik, Petra ; Vučković Juroš, Tanja
2017.
Südosteuropa

Parental leave as a social right

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Blum, Sonja
2017.
5th European Congress on Family Science Family – education – migration

Opportunities for advancing socialpolicy in reducing child poverty : the perspective of key stakeholders

Ajduković, Marina ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matančević, Jelena
2017.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Services aimed at parents who raise their children in difficult circumstances: What a foreign experience shows us?

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baran, Jelena
2016.
Završna konferencija projekta VIZIJE – volonteri za roditelje i djecu

Crisis and Croatian welfare state: a new opportunity for welfare state retrenchment?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.

Development and Difficulties of the Eldercare System in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.
Društvena istraživanja : časopis za opća društvena pitanja

Position of women in political decision-making

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.

Who Should Finance Childcare? Multilevel Analysis of 24 Countries

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Vučković Juroš, Tanja
2016.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The character of work-family policies measures with review of the situation in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.

Croatia country note 2016

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.

Croatian leave policies - past reforms and future challenges

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.
13th LPR annual seminar

Challenges and perspective of work-family policies in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.
Usklađivanje obiteljskih i poslovnih obaveza: politike, izazovi i praksa

Problems and perspectives of Croatian family policy

Dobrotić, Ivana
2016.
Obiteljska i demografska slika Hrvatske

Women on the labor market - Database on the role of cities and municipalities in measures of work-family balance in Croatia

Kekez Koštro, Anka ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Munta, Mario ; Henjak, Andrija ; Varga, Melita
2016.

Parental needs and provision of support services to parents raising children in difficult circumstances

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Baran, Jelena
2016.

Discursive Strategy of the Religious-Conservative Mobilisation Against the Same-Sex Marriage in Croatia

Vučković Juroš, Tanja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Flego, Sunčica
2015.
Fringe Politics in Southeastern Europe II - Conservative Social Movements and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Southeast Europe

Support to single parents in Croatia: an absent agenda

Dobrotić, Ivana
2015.

Croatia country note 2015

Dobrotić, Ivana
2015.

Family policy and socio-demographic trends: is there a connection?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2015.
Demografska slika Varaždinske županije – stanje i perspektive

Position of women in Croatia: policy and gender practices

Dobrotić, Ivana
2015.
Tjedan ravnopravnosti

Work-family policies and the position of parents on the labour market

Dobrotić, Ivana
2015.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Targeted parenting support: multiple perspectives

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baran, Jelena
2015.
VII. Simpozij socijalnih radnika

Parental needs and provison of support services to parents rasing children in difficult circumstances

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Baran, Jelena
2015.

Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis : Pathways between Policy Expansion and Retrenchment

Blum, Sonja ; Formánková, Lenka ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.
Social policy & administration

Factors determining work-family policies in the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.
AcadEU Panels at the Slovenian Political Science Association Convention

Framing LGBT Issues in Croatian Newspapers: Between Civil Rights and Traditional Morality

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Flego, Sunčica ; Vučković Juroš, Tanja
2014.
International Scientific Conference "Towards a European Society? Boundaries, Borders, Barriers"

Fathers and child-related leaves: comparative perspective

Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.
Budi tata

Trends and Challenges in Care Policies Development in Croatia and the Czech Republic

Plasová, Blanka ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology "Facing an unequal world: challenges for global sociology"

Early childhood education and care in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.
11th International LP & R seminar

Croatia country note 2014

Dobrotić, Ivana
2014.

Everyday life of Roma in Croatia: challenges and potentials for transformation

Bagić, D. ; Burić, D. ; Dobrotić, I. ; Potočnik, D. ; Zrinščak, S.
2014.

Social Distance and Social Context: Minority Groups in Post-Communist and South European Countries

Vučković, Juroš, Tanja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2014.

Gender Equality Policies and Practices in Croatia – The Interplay of Transition and Late Europeanization

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2013.
Social policy & administration

Gender equality policies and practices in Croatia – The interplay of transition and late Europeanization

Dobrotić, I. ; Matković, T. ; Zrinščak, S.
2013.
IPSA RC32 CONFERENCE 2013: Europeanization of public administration and policy: sharing values, norms and practices

Availability and usage of early childhood education and care services, and other types of care

Dobrotić, I.
2013.

Eldercare puzzles in postcommunist countries: experiences and trends in Croatia and the Czech Republic

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Plasová, Blanka
2013.
11th Annual ESPAnet Conference: Social Policy and economic development

Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis – Still spending on new social risks policies?

Blum, Sonja ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Formankova, Lenka
2013.
Drei-Länder-Tagung von DVPW, ÖGPW und SVPW "Politik der Vielfalt"

Eldercare trends in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Prpić, Iva
2013.

Parenting in Croatia – reconciliation of work and family life

Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.

Croatia country note

Dobrotić ; Ivana
2013.

Why it is important to invest in early childhood education and care services?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.
Ženska platforma +2

Changes in Early Childhood Education and Care Coverage in Croatia: National and County-level Overview 1990-2012

Matković, Teo ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Open method of coordination in preparation, delivery and implementation of social programmes

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Baturina, Danijel
2013.
Jačanje lokalnih kapaciteta za primjenu europskog socijalnog modela i pristupanje europskim socijalnim mrežama

European social model

Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.
Jačanje lokalnih kapaciteta za primjenu europskog socijalnog modela i pristupanje europskim socijalnim mrežama

Parenting experience, parents behavior and practices: are there gender differences?

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Pećnik, Ninoslava
2013.

Parents` need for support and availability of services for parenting support: perspective of the representatives of local and regional self- government units

Pećnik, Ninoslava ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2013.

Patterns of sociability and perception of informal social support in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Laklija, Maja
2012.
Društvena istraživanja

European social policy and youth

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
Zapošljavanje mladih iz sustava socijalne skrbi

Qualitative methods and applicability of the research results: an example of comparative research of public policies

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
Godišnja konferencija Hrvatskog sociološkog društva

Determinants of work-family policies in postcommunist countries

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.

International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2012: Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.

Work-family policies: situation and perspectives

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
Usklađivanje obiteljskih i radnih uloga

Family policies development in Croatia from the perspective of other European countries experiences: should more active role of fathers be recognized?

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
”Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model –Final International Conference”

Slovenia and Croatia compared: remained similarities, increasing differences, future challenges...

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
9th Leave Policies and Research Network seminar

Social distance: antidiscrimination policies and social context

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Vučković Juroš, Tanja ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2012.
Perspektive antidiskriminacijskog prava

How (un)equal gender contract work-family policies promote in postcommunist countries? Comparison of Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovenia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2012.
3rd Young Scientists Forum on Central and South East Europe "(In-)Equality - Political, Economic, Social, Spatial and Gender Aspects"

The development of the early childhood education and care in Croatia: paradigm change or path dependence?

Baran, Jelena ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo
2011.
Napredak (Zagreb)

Μothers or Ιnstitutions? Ηow Women Work and Care in Slovenia and the Czech Republic

Formánková, Lenka ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2011.
Journal of contemporary European studies

Mothers or institutions? How women work and care in Slovenia and Czech Republic

Formánková, Lenka ; Dobrotić, Ivana
2011.
Community, Work and Family IV International Conference: Actors, Structures and Theories

Female Employment and Access to Child Care Services in Croatia: Is There a Connection?

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Baran Jelena
2010.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Leave policies and research reports: Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana
2010.

In search for determinants of work-family policies development in postcommunist countries: some methodological considerations

Dobrotić, Ivana
2010.
Multi-level approaches to the analysis of work, care and welfare: An introductory workshop to theory, data and analyses

Assessment of social needs: example of social overview

Dobrotić, Ivana
2010.
Postignuća i izazovi razvoja kombinirane socijalne politike u Hrvatskoj

Correlates of Conflicts between Family and Work Obligations in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Laklija, Maja
2009.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Croatian family policy: challenges of demographic ageing and pluralisation

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2009.
1st ENSACT Joint European Conference, Social action in Europe: different legacies & common challenges?

Indicators of family policy development in Croatia

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2009.
Europeanization, development of Croatian social model and social cohesion

Social Care System for Defenders from the Homeland War

Dobrotić, Ivana
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The domestic sources of the statistical data relevant for the area of social policy

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The International Data Sources Relevant for the Area of Social Policy

Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The Maternity and Parental Benefits Act

Dobrotić, Ivana
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The Anti-Discriminational Legislation

Dobrotić, Ivana
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Determinants of work-family polices in postcommunist countries: impact of Europeanization

Dobrotić, Ivana
2008.
Work, care and well-being: public and private arrangements

In search for determinants of work-family policies development in postcommunist countries: some theoretical considerations

Dobrotić, Ivana
2008.
ESPAnet/RECWOWE Summer School Utrecht: New Risks and New Governance in Europe

Household structure and family relations

Dobrotić, Ivana
2007.

Work - life balance

Dobrotić, Ivana
2007.

The National Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings 2005-2008

Dobrotić, Ivana
2007.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Household structure, family relations and work-family balance

Dobrotić, Ivana
2007.
Kvaliteta života u Hrvatskoj: Regionalne nejednakosti

Professional memberships

• 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/)


List of select projects

  • `Indicators of child well-being and poverty in Croatia in the crisis period: how to end a child poverty?“, 2014-2015
  • `Typology of surveillance strategies and income sources of economically (partially) inactive households`, University of Zagreb, 2013-2014
  • `Community-based parenting support services for parents of young children`, UNICEF, 2011-2013
  • `Indicators of Social Cohesionand Development of the Croatian Social Model`, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, 2007-2013
  • `Reforms of socia lsecurity systems in Croatia: determinants and perspectives`, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, 2007
  • European Quality of Life Survey`, UNDP, 2007