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Dr Jana Javornik

Director of Noon Centre for Equality & Diversity in Business | BA (Hons) Sociology Programme Leader | Senior Lecturer (Assoc Prof) in Public & Social Policy  

Public and Social Policy | Mixed Economy of Childcare, Social Sciences

My research focuses on comparative welfare state, female and parental employment, work & family policy, parental leave and childcare, gender opportunity gaps, sustainability of work and workplaces, and comparative research methods. 

    I joined UEL in February 2016, I am the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Sociology course, within the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work, and shared responsibility for two new programmes: BA (Hons) Economics, Politics and Policy and MSc International and Comparative Public Policy.

    I am Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business, which provides a forum for engagement, support and research in the interdisciplinary area of workplace diversity. 

    I previously worked as the Building Sustainable Societies Fellow at the University of Leeds and a Welfare Studies Fellow at Umeå University, after having spent more than ten years in policy and research working for central governments and high-profile international policy-making communities, including the European Commission, UNDP, OSCE, and the Stability Pact. Among others, I was Editor-in-Chief of the UNDP Slovenian Human Development Reports and Stability Pact Gender Task Force Project Manager for the Balkans, having developed programmes on reconstruction and development under the auspices of Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. I helped set up a Gender Task Force and a CEE Network for Gender Issues, comprising gender organisations from Eastern Europe and the CiS, North Africa and the Middle East, now serving as their Adviser.

    In addition to my roles at UEL, I am associated with the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC); the International Centre for the Study of Mixed Economy of Childcare (ICMEC); Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE); Work Futures Research Centre; Human Ecology, University of Alberta; University of Ljubljana; Central European Labour Studies Institute; and the University of Iceland.

    I serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Studies; Guest Co-Editor of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis; and the Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Care and Caring and Družboslovne razprave. I frequently review for high impact journals (e.g. Social Forces, JESP, Social Politics), book publishers and funding bodies.



    External roles:

    1. Expert Adviser: Government of Slovenia; UK Commission for Employment and Skills; CEE Network for Gender Equality; Scottish Government (Directorate for Education Analytical Services)
    2. Chair of the Steering Committee: Regional Office of the European Network for Equal Opportunities
    3. Executive Committee: VTIS
    4. Associate Member: CERIC; CIRCLE; Work Futures Research Centre; Network of East West Women
    5. Research Fellow: CELSI
    6. Consultant: The Economist Intelligence Unit; World Bank (Distance Learning Dialogue Series: Implementing Gender Equality Legislation in Central Asia); Confederation of Family Organisations in EU; ÖSB Consulting (Implementation of the European Commission Programme of Exchanges of Good Practices on Gender Equality); EPRD Office for Economic Policy and Regional Development; European Women’s Lobby & Women’s Lobby Slovenia.
    7. Ambassador of Sociology: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
    8. Columnist: The Conversation, The Guardian, The Economist, World Economic Forum, Financial Times, Forbes, Metina lista, Dnevnik, Finance

    Invited talks and keynotes:


    2016: International conference on work-family reconciliation: active fatherhood. Active.All, the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme and Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Kamnik, 24 May.

    The UK shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it work? Work-Family Researchers Network, Washington DC, June

    Gender-neutral work-family policy in comparative perspective, Year of the Dad Conference 2016, Edinburgh, 12 Feb.

    The Changing Roadmaps to Work and Family Reconciliation – commentary on ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’,European Women’s Lobby – Women’s Lobby Slovenia, Ljubljana, 1 Feb

    2015: Work and Care Interplay in a Comparative Perspective, Queen’s University Belfast, 7 Nov.

    Welfare State Development and Change, Uni. Ljubljana, 27 March & 3 April.

    Resurrecting the Socialist Past to Better Understand the Post-Socialist Present, Uni. Glasgow, 25 Feb.

    Well-being in a comparative context, Society and the Seaside, Uni. Leeds, 29 Jan.

    2014: Ekvilib Institute Round Table: 10th Anniversary of Work-Family Reconciliation in Slovenia, Ljubljana, 10 Dec.

    Beijing+20 Conference, Women’s Lobby, Ministry of Labour, and Norwegian Government, Brdo pri Kranju, 12-14 Nov.

    Parental leave and work-family issues in comparative perspective, Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 27 Oct.

    Key Issues in Childcare Systems, Commission for Childcare Reform and Children in Scotland Alliance, Edinburgh, 27 Oct.

    Roundtable “Fight for Women in the 21st Century’s Society”, organised by Edite Estrela and Tanja Fajon, MEPs; European Parliament, Ljubljana, 21 May.

    Farewell to male breadwinning: Resurrecting the socialist past to better understand the post-socialist present, Revisioning Gender: Complex inequalities and Global Dimensions, organised by Social Politics (journal) and Uni of Stockholm, 13-15 June.

    2013:  Politics of Female Employment in Central and Eastern Europe. Understanding the Socialist Past, Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS), Umeå University, Sweden, 26 March.

    2012: Varieties of familialism in the most advanced post-socialist countries, International Workshop: Family Policies and Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Uni. Bucharest, 27-28 Sep.

    2011: Maternal employment and the state: Varieties of familialism in post-socialist countries, Uni. Stockholm, 13-14 Oct.

    2005: Gender Equality in CEE, UN Beijing+10 Review. New York: March.

    2004: Economic Empowerment Through Gender-Responsive Legislation, Joint World Bank and SIDA Conference. Working with Gender – A Decade of Transition in FSU Countries. Stockholm.

    Social costs of transition – a worsening record on gender equality – case of CEE, UNECE Beijing+10 PrepMeeting, Geneva.

    2016: Who benefits most from family policies? Stream at the 2016 ESPAnet conference,Rotterdam, 1-3 Sept.

    Problems and visions in social care, The Peace Institute, Ljubljana, 14-15 Sept.

    Parenthood penalties: childcare provision - gendered costs, opportunities and effects; Stream at the 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Gender, Work and Organisation conference, 29 Jun-1 Jul, Keele University

    The Economic and Public Policy of Work and Family; panel at the 2016 WFRN conference, Washington D.C., June

    2015: Economic Growth, Austerity and Crisis: The Impact on Gender Equality, European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG/ECPR), Featured Panel, Uppsala: 11-13 June (Chair and co-organiser)

    SSP Seminar Series, Uni. Leeds, Seminar Convenor (with R. Holliday & T. Shildrick)

    Circle Seminar Series, Uni. Leeds, Seminar Convenor (with R. Mas Giralt)

    Methodological Challenges for Comparative Welfare State Research: Capturing Intra-country Variation in Cross-national Analyses, 2015 ESPAnet, Uni. Southern Denmark: 3-5 Sept, Co-organiser, Chair, Discussant (with R. Ciccia, Queen’s Uni. Belfast)

    New Interpretive Approaches to Understanding the Experiences and Politics of Childcare (P35), 10th International Conference in Interpretative Policy Analysis, 8-10 July, Lille; Discussant

    2014: Circle’s Seminar Series, Seminar Convenor (with R. Mas Giralt & E.R. Koivunen)

    Symposium Comparative Perspectives on Family Policy, Work-Family Researchers Network Conference, NYC: 18-22 June, Chair.

    2013: Gendered Welfare State: Socialism, Post-Socialism, and Post-Postsocialist, 11th Annual ESPAnet Conference: "SOCIAL POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT," 5-7 September 2013, Poznań University of Economics, Co-organizer, Chair, Discussant (with T. Roosalu, Tallinn University)

    The Future of Welfare State Studies. Postdoctoral Conference, Umeå: 15-17 May, Co-organizer, Chair, and Discussant (with M. Eger, J.Kulin, I. Johansson Sevä, & J. Mewes).

    Overview

    Key research themes: Welfare State, Comparative Social Policy, Family Policy and Childcare, Labour Markets, Work/Family/Care Reconciliation, Gender, Social Inequalities, Development, Sustainability, Research Methods.

    I have an interdisciplinary background in public and social policy, and my research builds on a dynamic research agenda that gravitates towards (1) political economy of work+family+care; (2) social politics, economics of care and gender; (3) social sustainability and quality of life; and (4) methodologies of evidencing this in comparative perspective. This gathers momentum behind a ‘sustainable societies’ agenda and focuses on topics around political economy of the welfare state and its implications on governance arrangements, social policy and sustainability of work+family+care blend. 



    2015-present  Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (U. Leeds, UK)

    2015-present  Central European Labour Studies Institute (Slovakia) 

    2015-present  University of Ljubljana Global Network

    2015-present  Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (U. Sheffield, UK)

    2015-present  International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (U. Alberta, Canada)

    2015-present  Research Centre for Strategy and Governance (U. Ljubljana, Slovenia)

    2014-present Human Ecology (U. Alberta, Canada)

    2013-present University of Iceland

    2010-present Work Futures Research Centre (U. Southampton, UK)

    Research stays abroad (invited, with awards):

    2016/17 Visiting Lecturer, Uni. Ljubljana

    2015/11 Visiting Lecturer, Queen’s Uni. Belfast (Dr Rossella Ciccia)

    2015/3-4 Visiting Lecturer, Uni. Ljubljana (Prof Hajdeja Iglič)

    2014/8-9 Visiting Fellow, Uni. Alberta (Prof Janet Fast)

    2013/11-12 Visiting Fellow, Uni. Iceland (Profs Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir & Guðný Björk Eydal)


    Collaborators

    • UEL
    • External
    • Director, Professor
      Eva Lloyd
    • Lecturer, CERIC
      Elizabeth Oliver
    • Lecturer, Queen's Uni Belfast
      Rossella Ciccia

    Research

    Articles (peer reviewed)

    Javornik, J. (2015). ‘Is it becoming easier to be a working mother?’ World Economic Forum, https://goo.gl/YPxzaD

    Javornik, J., J. Ingold. (2015). ‘A childcare system fit for the future?’ In: Foster, L., Brunton, A., Deeming, C. and T. Haux (Eds): In Defence of Welfare 2, Bristol: Policy Press, p. 75-8. http://goo.gl/WOYGEB

    Javornik, J. (2014). ‘Measuring state de-familialism: Contesting post-socialist exceptionalism,’ Journal of European Social Policy, 24(3): 240-257.

    Grönlund, A., Javornik, J. (2014). 'Great expectations. Dual-earner policies and the management of work–family conflict: the examples of Sweden and Slovenia,' Families, Relationships and Societies, 3(1): 51-65.

    Javornik, J. (2014). 'L’adieu au modèle de l’homme soutien de famille. Le present postsocialiste à la lumière du passé socialiste,' Politiques sociales et familiales, Dossier Genre, famille et État en Europe centrale et orientale, 115: 11-24.

    with Green, A. (2014). ‘Work-family policies in leading countries’, Background Analysis for The Economist (Group for Europe, Africa and the Middle East).

    Javornik, J. (2007). Predstavitev publikacije Socialni razgledi 2006,’ IB - International Review, 41(1): 97-107.

    Artnik, B., Vidmar, G., Javornik, J., Laaser, U. (2006). ‘Premature mortality in Slovenia in relation to selected biological, socioeconomic, and geographical determinants,’ Croatian Medical Journal 47(1): 103-113: http://goo.gl/juoQk

    Javornik, J. (2005). ‘Do (EU) Policies Matter?’ Distance Learning Dialogue Series No, World Bank and UNDP: Economic Empowerment through Gender-responsive Labour Legislation.

    Javornik, J. (2004). ‘Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Employment Service. Statement and Comments – Slovenia.’ Report prepared for European Commission, Peer Review: Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Employment Service, Denmark: http://goo.gl/b68A0

    Javornik, J. (2004). ‘Gender as a determinant of social status - towards an androgynous society?’ IB - International Review, XXXVIII(3).

    Javornik, J. (2004). ‘Perceptions of Living Conditions in an Enlarged Europe,’ IB - International Review, XXXVIII(3).

    Javornik, J. (2003). Ženske na trgih dela post-socialističnih držav,’ Read on Radio Slovenia, III. Programme, Trojnaspirala.

    Javornik, J. (2003). Avantura desetletja ali kako v postsocialističnih državah preživeti kot ženska? Radio Slovenia, III. Programme, Trojna spirala.

    Javornik, J., Hanžek, M., Tršelič, A. (2000). Tranzicija in (ne)enakost med spoloma,’ Družboslovne razprave, 34-35: 167-187.

    Javornik, J. (2000). ‘Nekateri elementi zastopanosti žensk v javni sferi (Selected Parameters of Women‘s Participation in the Public Sphere),’ IB-International Review, 1: 44-52.

    Revise & Resubmit
    ‘Politics of Female Employment in Central and Eastern Europe: Understanding the Socialist Past’.

    ‘It takes a village. Family support in the work-life mishmash of Slovenian parents,’ Journal of Marriage and Family.

    ‘The Role of Employers in the Work-Family Interface,’ Community, Work, Family

    Open-access publications
    Javornik, J., Oliver, L. (2015). ‘Legal battles loom on shared parental leave from fathers not getting equal benefits,’ The Conversation, 14 Dec https://goo.gl/dYzVka

    Javornik, J. (2015). ‘Is it becoming easier to be a working mother?’ World Economic Forum, https://goo.gl/YPxzaD

    Javornik, J. (2015). Is it becoming easier to be a working mother? The Conversation, 5 Oct https://goo.gl/r2C7uf

    Ingold, J., Javornik, J. (2015). Focusing free childcare on ‘working parents’ is short-sighted, The Conversation, 22 July https://goo.gl/eV6EQd

    Javornik, J. (2014). ‘Understanding factors of female employment: How to approach the employment gap between women with preschoolers and those without?’ Umeå University Welfare Studies Working Paper.

    Javornik, J. (2014). Why UK should follow Nordics lead on universal childcare, The Conversation, 29 Sep. https://goo.gl/7E2trw

    Javornik, J. (2014). Employers aren’t ready for shared parental leave, The Conversation, 26 Aug. https://goo.gl/qiOFws

    Javornik, J. (2014). Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it actually work? The Conversation, 23 July. https://goo.gl/J1vtwA

    Javornik, J. (2013). ‘State socialism: Dismantling the male-breadwinner family model in Central and Eastern Europe?’ Umeå University Welfare Studies Working Paper 14/2012: http://goo.gl/eBWwu

    Javornik, J. (2013). Slovenija je najbolj egalitarna družba v OECD in EU, Fact Check Meta Analyses Series: Metina lista http://goo.gl/6N2ltx

    Javornik, J. (2013). Ima SLO res enega najdaljših starševskih dopustov v Evropi? Ne drži, Fact Check Meta Analyses Series: Metina lista http://goo.gl/BpzQ6q

    Javornik, J. (2012). ‘Rethinking comparative childcare policy analysis: Example of Central and Eastern Europe,’ Umeå University Welfare Studies Working Paper 10/2012: http://goo.gl/pBxXN

    Javornik, J., Skledar, Š. (2005). ‘Paternal leave from 2005,’ Eironline: European Industrial Relations Observatory: http://goo.gl/1zVZz

    Javornik, J., Skledar, Š. (2004). ‘Gender Equality Legislation Examined,‘ Eironline: European Industrial Relations Observatory: http://goo.gl/SjtEB

    Skledar, Š., Javornik, J. (2004). ‘Discrimination against women highlighted,’ Eironline: European Industrial Relations Observatory: http://goo.gl/pjctH

    Skledar, Š., Javornik, J. (2003). ‘Part-Time Work in Focus,’ Eironline: European Industrial Relations Observatory:http://goo.gl/fQJn6

    Work in progress

    'The UK shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it work?,' (with Oliver, L., for GWO, paper accepted for presentation at GWO 2016).

    'Varieties of de-familialism in Northern Europe: Comparative family policy analysis revisited,' (with Kurowska, A., Social Policy & Administration)
    ‘Post-2008 developments in work-care policies and gender roles in Slovenia and Croatia: Convergence or divergence?’ (with I. Dobrotić, accepted for presentation at 2015 ESA)

    ‘Economic growth, austerity and crisis: the impact on family policy’ (presented at 2015 ECPG Conference)

    ‘Organisational interventions to improve women’s position in the workplace: the UK’ (research report)

    'New Approach to Understanding the Experiences and Politics of Childcare in a Comparative Perspective’ (presented at 2015 IPA conference)

    ‘Redesigning childcare policy analysis: How to capture policy frameworks’ (with R. Ciccia, presented at 2015 ESPAnet)

    ‘The Evolution of Childcare Policy in Eastern Europe: Slovenian Exceptionalism’ (presented at 2015 ECPG Conference)

    ‘Work-family policies across regimes and regions: Insights from East-Central and Southern Europe and South America’

    BOOKS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

    Javornik, J., Ciccia, R. (in progress) ‘Methodological challenges for comparative welfare state research: capturing intra-country variation in cross-national analyses,’ Special Issue Journal of Comparative Social Policy (submission Sept 2016)

    Javornik, J. (Ed.) (2007) Social Overview – Slovenia 2006. IMAD: Ljubljana http://goo.gl/1rvX0

    Javornik, J. (Ed.) (2006) Socialni razgledi 2006. UMAR: Ljubljana http://goo.gl/fgRZJe

    Javornik, J., Korošec, V. (Eds.) (2004) Human Development Report- Slovenia 2002/2003. IMAD, UNDP: http://goo.gl/M4YTZ
    Javornik, J. (2002) ‘(Do) Kdaj (ne)enake možnosti spolov?,’ Introduction to A. Sen: Ekonomija blaginje: izbrane razprave (Economics of Welfare: selected essays). *cf.: Ljubljana, p. 231-243.

    Hanžek, M., Javornik, J. (Eds.) (1999) Human Development Report-Slovenia 1999. Ljubljana: IMAD/UNDP.

    Hanžek, M., Javornik, J. (Eds.) (1998) Human Development Report-Slovenia 1998. Ljubljana: IMAD/UNDP.

    CO-AUTHORED VOLUMES
    2007 Social Situation in the European Union 2005-2006. Brussels: European Commission and Eurostat: http://goo.gl/lAOF8

    2005 Social Situation in the European Union 2004. European Commission and Eurostat, Brussels. http://goo.gl/xaewv

    BOOK CHAPTERS
    Javornik, J. (2016). ‘Maternal Employment in Postsocialist Countries: Understanding the Implications of Childcare Policies,’ In: Höfacker, D., Roosalu, T. (Eds). How Gender Works? Testing Established Theories in Post-Socialist Labour Markets, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

    Mätzke, M., Javornik, J., Brokking, P., Anntonen, A. (forthcoming 2016). ’Public Policy Conceptions: Priorities and Reference Points of Social Service Provision in Europe,’ In: F. Martinelli, Mätzke, M., Anntonen, A. (Eds.). Services disrupted. Implications and challenges for a crisis-ridden Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Javornik, J. (forthcoming 2016). ’Urban Variation in childcare provision: The case of Slovenia,’ In: F. Martinelli (Ed.). Territorial Differences in Social Services. Path Dependency, Local Welfare and Universalism. London: Ashgate.

    Deusdad, B., Javornik, J., Mas Giralt, R., Marban Flores, R. (forthcoming 2016) ’Care in a context of economic crisis. Gender implications in Europe,’ In: F. Martinelli,

    Mätzke, M., Anntonen, A. (Eds.). Services disrupted. Implications and challenges for a crisis-ridden Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    Javornik, J. (forthcoming) ’Gender Opportunities Gap in the Slovenian Labour Market: 25 Years after,’ In: G. Razzu (Ed.). Gender and the labour market in Eastern Europe. London: Routledge.

    Javornik, J., Kersnik, M., Kuhar, M., Rener, T., Švab, A. (2007) The Family and Its New Forms’. In: Social Overview–Slovenija 2006. Ljubljana: IMAD, p. 72-85.

    Javornik, J., Kersnik, M., Kuhar, M., Rener, T., Švab, A. (2007) ‘Družina in njene nove podobe’. In: Socialni razgledi – Slovenija 2006. Ljubljana: IMAD, p. 72-85 (in Slovenian).

    Javornik, J., Rebolj, M., Malnar, B. (2004) ‘Socio-economic Determinants of Health.’ In: Javornik, J., Korošec, V. (Eds.). Human Development Report – Slovenia 2002/2003. NY, Ljubljana: UNDP, IMAD, p. 38-43.

    Javornik, J. (2002) ‘Integration of Women in the Labour Market. Do Policies Matter? A Case of Slovenia.’ In Dokmanović, M. (Ed.): Transition, Privatisation and Women. Women’s Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Belgrade: SGS Background.

    Javornik, J., Hanžek, M., Gregorčič, M. (2000) ‘Social Welfare.’ In Petrin, T., Sicherl, P., Kukar, S., Mešl, M. and R. Vitez (Eds). Benchmarking Slovenia. An Evaluation of Slovenia's competitiveness, strengths and weaknesses. Ljubljana: Ministry of Economic Affairs.

    CONFERENCE PAPERS (selected)

    2016:
    Varieties of de-familialism in Northern and Eastern Europe, ESPAnet Poland, Warsaw, 22-24 Sept (with A. Kurowska)

    Comparative family policy analysis revisited, ESPAnet Annual Conference, Rotterdam, 1-3 Sept (with A. Kurowska)

    The UK shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it work? Work-Family Researchers Network Annual Conference, June, Washington D.C., 22-25 June (with E. Oliver)

    Shared Parental Leave – One Year In. Gender, Work & Organisation Annual Conference, Keele, 29 Jun-2 Jul (with E. Oliver)

    2015:
    Redesigning family policy analysis: How to capture policy frameworks, 2015 ESPAnet, the Centre for Welfare State Research, Uni. Southern Denmark, Odense, 3-5 Sep (with R. Ciccia).

    Comparative Childcare Policy Analysis, 10th International Conference in Interpretative Policy Analysis, 8-10 July, Lille.
    Family Policy Change in Slovenia, 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, 11-13 June.

    2014:
    Comparative Family Policy Analysis. Uni. Alberta, Department of Human Ecology, 5 Sep. Available at: http://goo.gl/AoznVO

    Challenges of Childcare Policy Analysis. Work-Family Researchers Network “Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy” Conference, Symposium 201, NY, 18-22 Jun.

    It takes a village. Support sources in the work-life mishmash of parents of children with/without disabilities. Work-Family Researchers Network Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy Conference, Symposium 149, NY, 18-22 Jun.

    Farewell to Male Breadwinning: Resurrecting the Socialist Past to Better Understand the Post-Socialist Present. ”Revisioning Gender. Complex Inequalities and Global Dimensions,” Social Politics and Uni. Stockholm, 13-15 June.

    Comparative Childcare Policy Analysis Revisited. Examples of Central and Eastern Europe. Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Session 213: Family Policy Across the World, Boston, 29 Apr – 3 May. Available at: http://goo.gl/GcVvs8

    State, Market and the Family in the work-life mishmash of working parents. BSA Annual Conference, Stream: Families and Relationships, Leeds, 23-25 Apr: http://goo.gl/Ti7ZQc

    Measuring state de-familialism: Contesting post-socialist exceptionalism. BSA Annual Conference, Stream: Families and Relationships, Leeds, 23-25 Apr.

    Dismantling the Male-Breadwinner Family Model in Central and Eastern Europe? Understanding the Socialist Past. 21st International Conference of Europeanists, Session: Caring about Gender in European Politics. Washington DC, 14-16 Mar (paper accepted)

    2013:
    Sustainable comparative childcare policy (analysis). “Talking about Sustainable Societies” seminar/debate series 2013, Uni. Leeds, 10 Sep. Available at: http://goo.gl/ADn0Pp

    Maternal Employment and the State: Varieties of Familialism in Post-Socialist Countries. 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Session: Recent Changes in Policies & Institutions of Family Policies, Amsterdam, 25-27 Jun.

    It takes two to tango. The role of family support in work-family management: the case of Slovenia. Sociologiska institutionen, Umeå University, 27 Feb: http://goo.gl/Gh3sM

    2012:
    Great Expectations. Dual-earner policies and the management of WFC in Sweden and Slovenia. Umeå University, 5 Sep: http://goo.gl/s2JGD

    Rethinking work-family conflict. Balancing role conflict and role expansion in different contexts. Work and Family Researchers Network Meeting, NY, 14-16 Jun.

    Policies and work-family conflict in Sweden and Slovenia. 26th Conference Nordic Sociological Association, University of Iceland, 15-18 August 2012, Reykjavik (presented by co-author A. Grönlund).

    Maternal employment and the state: Varieties of familialism in post-socialist countries. Umeå University, 11 Jan. http://goo.gl/7Pq4Y

    Great Expectations. Perceptions and management of work-family conflict in Sweden and Slovenia. Sociologförbundetsårsmöte (Swedish Sociological Association Conference), Stockholm, 15-17 Mar (presented by co-author A. Grönlund).

    Improving measurement of childcare policies: Is policy index an effective analytical tool in comparative research? Umeå University, 8 Jun.

    2011:
    The dynamics of the policies of care: institutions, interests and tensions. XVI Nordic Political Science Congress, Vaasa, 9-12 Aug.

    2010:
    Exploring Maternal Employment in post-socialist countries: Do childcare policies matter? Uni. Southampton, 28 May.

    Improving measurement of childcare policies: Is policy index an effective tool in comparative research? Issues and Applications, 8th Annual ESPAnet conference, Budapest, 1-5 Sep.

    2009:
    Comparative Policy Evaluation: Using Indices. Research Day, University of Southampton, 26 Apr.

    2008:
    Female Employment in Post-Socialist Societies. ESPAnet/RECWOWE Doctoral Workshop, Helsinki: Sep. & Edinburgh: June.

    2003:
    Vidmar, G., Javornik, J., Artnik, B. 2003: A Study of Socio-Economic Determinants of Mortality in Slovenia: Findings and Methodological Issues. Int. Conference on methodology & statistics, Statistical Society of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 14-17 Sep.

    Artnik, B., Vidmar, G., Javornik, J. OLAP for Health Statistics: How to Turn a Simple Spreadsheet into a Powerful Analytical Tool. 12th Conference on Integration of Statistics in the Information Society, Radenci, 25-27 Nov. SORS, Statistical Society of the Republic of Slovenia: Ljubljana. pp. 476-481.

    RESEARCH AND POLICY REPORTS
    Javornik, J, S. Yeandle. (2015). Gender Initiatives: Case studies of organisational interventions to improve women’s position in the workplace. Report commissioned by UK Commission for Employment and Skills. 


    with Green, A. (2014). ‘Work-family policies in leading countries’, Background Analysis for The Economist (Group for Europe, Africa and the Middle East).

    Javornik, J. (2005). Do (EU) Policies Matter?’ Distance Learning Dialogue Series No, World Bank and UNDP: Economic Empowerment through Gender-responsive Labour Legislation.

    Javornik, J. (2004). ‘Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Employment Service. Statement and Comments – Slovenia.’ Report prepared for European Commission, Peer Review: Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Employment Service, Denmark: http://goo.gl/b68A0

    Javornik, J. (2004). Economic Empowerment through Gender-Responsive Legislation. Working with Gender – A Decade of Transition in FSU Countries. Stockholm: The World Bank, SIDA.

    Javornik, J. (2003). National Report - Slovenia. In: Fortuny, M., Nesporova, A., Popova, N. (eds): Employment promotion policies for older workers in the EU accession countries, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. ILO.

    POLICY BRIEFS
    2011 ‘Human Development Indices,’ Kmet Zupančič, R. (ed.): Development Report 2011. IMAD:Ljubljana.
    2010 ‘Human Development Indices,’ Kmet Zupančič, R. (ed.): Development Report 2010. IMAD: Ljubljana.
    2010 ‘The UN Human Development Report 2010,’Slovenian Economic Mirror, XVI(11).
    2009 ‘The UN Human Development Report 2009,’Slovenian Economic Mirror, XV(10): 33-35.
    2009 ‘Selected Indicators of Human Development,’ Slovenian Economic Mirror, XV(10): 35-37.
    2009 ‘Satisfaction with Life, ’Economic Mirror, 12(3): 18.
    2009 ‘Trust in Institutions, ‘Economic Mirror, 12(4): 21.
    2009 ‘Trust in Others,’ Economic Mirror, 12(6): 19.
    2005 ‘Human Development Index, ’Economic Mirror, No 8-9: 19.
    2005 ‘Gender-related Development Index,’ Economic Mirror, No 10: 19.
    2005 ‘Gender Empowerment Measure,’ Economic Mirror, No 11: 21-22.
    2005 ‘Equal Opportunities Policy – Act Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment,’ Economic Mirror, No 2: 21-22.

    THESES
    2010 Maternal employment in post-socialist countries. Understanding the Implications of Childcare Policies. Southampton, University of Southampton, PhD Thesis (EN).

    2001 Integration of Women in the Labour Market: Do Maternity/Parental Leave Policies Matter? A Comparative Study of Hungary and Slovenia. MPhil Thesis. Ljubljana, Maynooth, Roskilde, Pavia: FDV (EN)

    2000 Spolna (ne)enakost, tranzicija in cenadelovne sile (Sexual (in)equality, Transition and the Price of the Labour Force). MA Thesis. Ljubljana: FDV (SI).

    Publications

    Grants:
    2015 UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Challenging workplace
    norms to address gender inequality (PI; ref: UKFP HK: UK Futures
    Programme – Competition on tackling gender imbalance in the labour
    market; £20,000).

    2014 Uni. Leeds, Care-Connect International Collaboration Scholarship
    Grant (£5,000)

    2013: Uni. Leeds, WCGT/BSS Research Fellowship (£70,000).
    Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Conference Grant, with M. Eger, J.
    Kulin, I. Sevä, J. Mewes (SEK300,000).

    Welfare State Studies Programme Grant, with M. Eger, J. Kulin, I. Sevä, J.
    Mewes (€5,000).

    Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umeå Kommun and Umeå University
    Conference Grant, with M. Eger, J. Kulin, I. Sevä, J. Mewes (SEK150,000).

    2012: Umeå Uni. Welfare State Research Programme Mobility
    Grant (€3,500).

    2011: Welfare State Research Programme Data Support Grant (€4,800).

    2008 Uni. Southampton Mobility Grant (£4,000).

    2006 Uni. Southampton Open Competition Award, School of Social Sciences
    PhD Fellowship 2006-2010.

    1998 UNDP HDR Funding Programme, Slovenian HDR (1998-2003; $10m).

    Awards:
    2015 COST Action IS1102 Travel Awards.
    2014 Uni. Alberta Research Award.
    2014 Work and Family Researchers Network Travel Award.
    2014 Routledge Taylor & Francis “Work and Family Researchers Network
    Conference” Scholarship.
    2014 COST Action IS1102 Travel Award.
    2014 Social Politics & Uni. Stockholm Conference Award.
    2013 COST Action IS1102 Scientific Mission Award, Uni. Iceland.
    2003 UNDP Human Development Award, Uni. Oxford.
    2001 Young Elite Research (Line of Excellency) Award. Faculty of Social
    Science, Uni. Ljubljana.
    2000 Prešeren Foundation Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award, Uni.
    Ljubljana.
    1998 UNDP HDR Funding Programme for the Slovenian Human
    Development Reports (1998-2003).
    1995 Young Elite Students Award, Government of Slovenia and Uni.
    Ljubljana.

    Applications under Review:
    • ORA 2015: Trajectories of Work and Eldercare (Co-applicant; PI: B. Da Roit, Uni. Amsterdam): 08/2016-01/2019.
    • EIGE: Collection of good practices on non-monetary measures in the area of women and poverty (Ref.: EIGE/2015/OPER/18; with Deloitte, UAB; 06/2015 – co-applicant)
    • EIGE: Integrating Gender Equality into Research Performing Organisations RPO and university. Research, Practices and setting of on-line Tool on Gender Equality Plans (Ref.: EIGE/2015/OPER/07; with OQ Consulting, Karat Coalition and Netsheila; 05/2015; co-applicant)
    • EIGE Study on the Economic Benefits of Gender Equality in the European Union, with RAND Europe, Cambridge and Brussels (national correspondent).
    • The Norwegian Financial Mechanism Programme (03/2015; Co-applicant; led by the Slovenian Equal Opportunity Office).
    • DG Employment OEL Study “to collect information for a limited number of substances with a view to analyse the health, socio-economic and environmental impacts in connection with possible amendments of Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers”, with RPA (UK) and EPRD Office for Economic Policy and Regional Development Ltd (09/2015).
    • EU COST Action on Long-Term Care Policies (led by Social Policy Department at the Politecnico Milan).
    • AHRC Well-being and sea swimming (Co-applicant, Led by C. Dannreuther of Political Science, Leeds).
    • NERC Well-being and valuing nature (Co-applicant, Led by C. Dannreuther of Political Science, Leeds).

    Unsuccessful large grants:
    • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Initiative (12/2014; Lead applicant & PI for UK. 01/2016-01/2020 (£1,2m).
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (11/2014; Co-applicant; CAN$1,8m)


    Funding




    Javornik, J. (2016). ‘A Year into Shared Parental Leave,’ totaljobs, 4 Apr (adviser)

    Javornik, J. (2016). ‘Daddy’s Home: Why on Earth Did I take Shared Parental Leave?’ The Guardian, 27 March

    Javornik, J. (2016). ‘Shared Parental Leave – the Fathers Bringing up the Baby,’ Financial Times, 13 March

    Javornik, J., Oliver, L. (2015). ‘Legal battles loom on shared parental leave from fathers not getting equal benefits,’ The Conversation, 14 Dec https://goo.gl/dYzVk

    Ingold, J., Javornik, J. (2015). Focusing free childcare on ‘working parents’ is short-sighted, The Conversation, 22 July https://goo.gl/1gqxpy

    Javornik, J. (2015). Virgin's New Paternity Leave Policy: It's Not Quite As Great As The Hype, Forbes, 12 June (adviser)

    Javornik, J. (2015). It’s the new era of shared parental leave (if you can afford to take it), The Guardian, 05 Apr

    Javornik, J. (2014). The Economist explains: Why Swedish men take so much paternity leave, The Economist, 22 July (adviser)

    Javornik, J. (2014). Why UK should follow Nordics lead on universal childcare, The Conversation, 29 Sep.

    Javornik, J. (2014). Employers aren’t ready for shared parental leave, The Conversation, 26 Aug.

    Javornik, J. (2014). Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it actually work? The Conversation, 23 July.

    Javornik, J. (2014). Shared Parental Leave (Part 1): The Equality Perspective, Invited Commentary, My Family Care, 8 May

    Javornik, J. (2013). So moški v Sloveniji res tako slabi starši? Interview for Planet SiOL.net

    Javornik, J. (2012). Mit o popolni ženski, Invited column, Dnevnik – Slovenian National Daily Newspaper

    Javornik, J. (2012). Konservativna mati Slovenija, Invited column, Dnevnik – Slovenian National Daily Newspaper

    Javornik, J. (2011). Slovenija je dolgoživa družba, Interview, with V. Pirc (journalist), Mladina

    Javornik, J. (2010). Ljudje so pravo bogastvo držav, Column on sustainable development, IMAD

    Policy & Welfare:
    ESPAnet; European Consortium for Political Research; Social Policy Association; International Social Security Association; Council for European Studies; Population Association of America.

    Work/Labour:
    Work Futures Research Centre (Uni. Southampton); Central European Labour Studies Institute.

    Work-family:
    Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN); WFRN International Disability, Work & Parenting Study Group; Uni. Leeds Parenting Network.

    Sociology:
    International Sociological Association; European Sociological Association; British Sociological Association; Nordic Sociological Association; Slovenian Sociological Association.

    Gender:
    Stability Pact Gender Task Force Board; CEE Network for Gender Issues; Slovenian Coalition for Parity in Public Life; Chair of the Steering Committee of the Regional Office of the European Network for Equal opportunities of genders; Network of East West Women; Karat Coalition; The European Women’s Lobby & Women’s Lobby Slovenia.

    Other:
    The Young Evian Group – Open World Initiative; Slovenian Movement for Sustainable Development; Metina lista; Meta Dekleta.

    Interests