I am Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations at Leeds University Business School. Previously I was Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at the University of East London, a Building Sustainable Societies Fellow at the University of Leeds, Welfare Studies Fellow at Umeå University, and senior policy adviser to central governments and international policy-making communities before joining academia.
I serve on several editorial boards, including Work Employment & Society, International Journal of Care & Caring, and Slovenian Sociological Association Journal Druzboslovne razprave. I am Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Studies and Guest co-Editor of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.
I investigate the intersections between the welfare state, policy, markets and work+family of men and women across welfare states; equality, diversity and inclusion in the labour market, and sustainable workplaces. I apply comparative perspectives and innovative policy analysis methodologies and contribute to indicator development and better data infrastructure.
Research Fellow, Central European Labour Studies Institute
Associate professor, CERIC, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Director, Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business, UEL
Senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of East London
Work, Care and Global Transitions Fellow, University of Leeds
Welfare Studies Research Fellow, Umea University, Sweden
Senior Policy Adviser, Welfare & Social Development Division, Institute of Macroeconomic Analyses & Development, Government of Slovenia
Detached National Expert , European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Unit for Social and Demographic Analyses
Consultant, Slovenian Human Rights Ombudsman
Research / Project Manager, UNDP/IMAD
Project Manager for the Balkans, Stability Pact Gender Task Force and OSCE
University of Southampton, PhD
University of Ljubljana, MPhil
University of Maynooth, Roskilde, Pavia, MSc
University of Ljubljana, BA
Ciccia, R. and J. Javornik. Methodological challenges for comparative welfare state research: capturing intra-country variation in cross-national analyses, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Yerkes, MA and J. Javornik. Creating capabilities: Childcare policies in comparative perspective, Journal of European Social Policy
Javornik, J. and A. Kurowska. Work and Care Opportunities under Different Parental Leave Systems: Gender and Class Inequalities in Northern Europe., Social Policy & Administration
Javornik, J., J. Ingold. 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
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
L’adieu au modèle de l’homme soutien de famille. Le présent postsocialiste à la lumière du passé socialiste, Politiques sociales et familiales, 115: 11-24
Great expectations. Dual-earner policies and the management of work–family conflict: the examples of Sweden and Slovenia, with A. Grönlund, Families, Relationships and Societies, 3(1): 51-65.
Measuring state de-familialism: Contesting post-socialist exceptionalism, Journal of European Social Policy, 24(3): 240-257.
Grants and Contracts
Challenging workplace norms to address gender inequality (UKFP HK: UK Futures Programme)
UK Commission for Employment and Skills
The Future of Welfare State Studies Conference
Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumnsfond
Work, Family Researchers Network
British Sociological Association
Social Policy Association
European Consortium for Political Research
International Social Security Association
Council for European Studies
Population Association of America
WFRN International Disability, Work & Parenting Study Group