List of journal articles/books/book chapters. Link to other publications is here.

Dobrotić, I. (2022), Challenges to the Europeanisation of work-care policies in the Western Balkans, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, FirstView.  

Dobrotić, I. (2022), The (in)equality dynamic of childcare-related policy development in post-Yugoslav countries, Journal of European Social Policy, 32(3): 270-286. Supplemental Material here

Dobrotić, I. (2021), Introduction to the thematic issue on care policies in the post-Yugoslav countries, Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 28(3), 297-302.

Blum, S.; Dobrotić, I. (2021), The Inclusiveness of Social Rights: The case of Leave Policies, Social Inclusion, 9(2): 222-226 

Blum, S.; Dobrotić, I. (2021), Die Kita- und Schulschließungen in der COVID-19-Pandemie, Die Deutsche Schule DDS, 17:81-99, DOI: 10.31244/9783830993315.04

Blum, S.; Dobrotić, I. (2020), Childcare-policy responses in the COVID-19 pandemic: unpacking cross-country variationEuropean Societies. 

Dobrotić, I:; Obradović, N. (2020), The exclusionary side of (women’s) social citizenship in Southeastern Europe: childcare policy development in Bosnia-Herzegovina and gender, social and territorial inequalities, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 20(3) 411-430. DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2020.1805890 Free Eprints available here. Data

Doucet, A., Dobrotić, I., Haas, L. and McKay, L. (2020), Guest editorial: Assessing and measuring the impacts of parental leave policies: intersectionality, policy entanglements, and conceptual and methodological complexities, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 40 No. 5/6, pp. 425-427.

Dobrotić, I. & Stropnik, N. (2020), Gender equality and parenting-related leaves in 21 former socialist countries, International Journal of Sociology & Social PolicyVol. 40 No. 5/6, pp. 495-514.

Vučković-Juroš, T., Dobrotić, I. & Flego, S. (2020), Erosion of Human Rights Frame and the Rise of Anti-Gender Movement in Croatia: The Case of LGBT rights and the Marriage Referendum, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 72 (9): 1523-1553. Free Eprints available here. Data

Dobrotić, I. and Blum, S. (2020) ‘Inclusiveness of Parental-Leave Benefits in Twenty-One European Countries: Measuring Social and Gender Inequalities in Leave Eligibility’, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 27(3): 588–614.

Dobrotić, I. (2019) ‘The Croatian welfare system: A lack of coherent policy paradigm followed by inconsistent reforms?’, in S. Blum, J. Kuhlmann & K. Schubert (eds), Routledge Handbook of European Welfare Systems 2nd Edition, Routledge. 

Dobrotić, I. and Blum, S. (2019) ‘A social right? Access to leave and its relation to parent’s labour market position.’ In `Parental leave and beyond: recent international developments, current issues and future directions`, eds. P. Moss, A. Duvander, A. Koslowski, The Policy Press.

Matković, T., Dobrotić, I., Baran, J. (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’, Croatian Sociological Review, 49 (1): 7-35.

Dobrotić, I. (2019), ‘Croatian Family Policy‘, in G. Bežovan (ed), Croatian Social Policy, Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law. 

Dobrotić, I. (2019), ‘Work-family policies of Croatia in a comparative perspective‘, in V. Pujiz (ed), Socio-demographic reproduction in Croatia, Zagreb: Miko Tripalo. 

Pećnik, N. & Dobrotić, I. (2019) ‘Parenting support services in Croatia: parent’s needs and existing programs’, in V. Pujiz (ed), Socio-demographic reproduction in Croatia, Zagreb: Miko Tripalo. 

Dobrotić, I. and Varga, M. (2018) ‘Why are paternity leaves and the father’s quotas important? A comparative overview of father`s leave schemes and factors and outcomes of father’s leave use in European countries’, Sociological Review, 48(2).

Blum, S. and Dobrotić, I. (2018) ‘Wer hat Zugang zu Elterngeld? Soziale Rechte und Anspruchsbedingungen in vergleichender Perspektive’, Sozialer Fortschritt, 67 (2018), 667 – 687.

Dobrotić, I. (2018) ‘Ambivalent character of leave policies development in Croatia: between pronatalist and gender equality agenda’, Revista del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social, Special issue on leave policy and use in Mediterranean and South American countries, 36: 109 – 128.

Dobrotić, I., Matković, T., Menger, V. (2018), ‘An analysis of the indicators of the accessibility, quality, capacities and financing of the early and childhood education and care system in Croatia’. Zagreb: Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy. English summary.

Ajduković, M., Dobrotić, I. and Matančević, J. (2017) ‘Opportunities for advancing social policy in reducing child poverty: the perspective of key stakeholders’, Annual of Social Work, 24(2): 309-356.

Bagić, D., I. Dobrotić, J. Lažnjak, P. Rodik, T. Vučković Juroš (2016) ‘Household Strategies of Coping of Economically (Partially) Inactive Households: A Case of Croatia’, Südosteuropa Journal of Politics and Society.

Dobrotić, I. (2016) ‘Crisis and Croatian welfare state: a new opportunity for welfare state retrenchment?’, In: K. Schubert, P. de Villota and J. Kuhlmann (eds.), Challenges to European Welfare Systems, Springer Publishing.

Dobrotić, I. and Vučković Juroš, T. (2016) ‘Who should finance childcare? Multilevel analysis of 24 countries’. Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 23(3): 323-357.

Dobrotić, I. (2016) ‘Development and Difficulties of the Eldercare System in Croatia’, Journal for General Social Issues, 25(1): 21-45.

Dobrotić, I. (2015) ‘Work-Family Policies and the Position of Parents on the Labour Market’ Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 22(3): 353-374.

Dobrotić, I., Pećnik, N. and Baran, J. (2015) Parental needs and provision of support services to parents raising children in difficult circumstances. Zagreb: RODA. English summary.

Blum, S., Formánková L. and Dobrotić, I. (2014) ‘Family Policies in ‘Hybrid’ Welfare States after the Crisis: Pathways between policy expansion and retrenchment’ Social Policy & Administration 48 (4), 468-491.

Vučković Juroš, T.; Dobrotić, I., Zrinščak, S. (2014) ‘Social distance and society: minority groups in postcommunist and Southern European countries’ In J. Baloban, K. Nikodem and S. Zrinščak (eds.), Values in Croatia: comparative analysis (pp. 217-257). Zagreb: Kršćanska sadašnjost, Katolički bogoslovni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu.

Dobrotić, I.; Matković, T.; Zrinščak; S. (2013) ‘Gender Equality Policies and Practices in Croatia – The Interplay of Transition and Late Europeanization’ Social Policy & Administration, 47(2): 218-240.

Dobrotić, I. (2013) ‘Availability and reliance on early childhood education and care services, and other forms of care’ In: N. Pećnik (ed.), How the parents and the community care about the youngest children in Croatia (pp. 166-179). Zagreb: UNICEF.

Matković, T. and Dobrotić, I. (2013) ‘Changes in Early Childhood Education and Care Coverage in Croatia: National and County-level Overview 1990-2012’ Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 20(1): 65-73.

Dobrotić, I. and Laklija, M. (2012) ‘Patterns of sociability and perception of informal social support in Croatia’ Journal for General Social Issues, 21(1): 39-58.

Formánková, L. and Dobrotić, I. (2011) ‘Mothers or institutions? How women work and care in Slovenia and Czech Republic?’ Journal of Contemporary European studies, 19(3):409-427.

Baran, J., Dobrotić, I. and Matković, T. (2011) ‘Development of Public Preschool Education in Croatia: Changes of Paradigm or Path Dependency?’ Napredak: časopis za pedagogijsku teoriju i praksu, 152(3-4): 521-539.

Dobrotić, I., Matković, T. and Baran, J. (2010) ‘Female Employment and Access to Child Care Services in Croatia: Is There a Connection?’ Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 17(3): 363-385.

Dobrotić, I. and Laklija, M. (2009) ‘Correlates of Conflicts between Family and Work Obligations in Croatia’ Croatian Journal of Social Policy, 16(1): 45-63.

Dobrotić, I. (2008) ‘Social care system for defenders from the Homeland warCroatian Journal of Social Policy, 15(1): 57-83.