Institute for Social Research in Zagreb

The Institute for Social Research in Zagreb (ISRZ) is a public non-profit scientific research organisation founded by the University of Zagreb in 1964 with a view to conducting fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of sociology and related disciplines. Our mission is to systematically, longitudinally and interdisciplinarily conduct socially significant, fundamental and applied scientific research on various aspects of Croatian society by using quantitative and qualitative methods. Our research subjects include: social structures, urban/rural sociology, youth, education, science, religion, sustainable development and gender and social inequalities. In 2012, ISRZ was presented with the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.

The Institute consists of four scientific research centres: Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD), Centre for Research in Social Inequalities and Sustainability (CRiSIS), Centre for Youth and Gender Studies (CYGS) and Urban/Rural and Science Research Centre (URSRC). The staff of the Institute’s Centre for Youth and Gender Studies (CYGS) have expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative research on gender (in)equality, family and the changes in gender roles, motherhood, the quality of life, social inequalities, social structure and the labour market. Over the last couple of years, they have worked on a number of projects researching gender inequality in the labour market and modes of reconciliation of professional and family life. Furthermore, the staff of CYGS have also worked on about a dozen projects researching gender, youth and the labour market.