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Marriage Statistics

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS
      1. Department of Social Statistics - Division of Population Statistics, Population Sector
      1. Mrs. Arijeta Sojeva
      1. Senior Officer for Population Statistics
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
      1. + 381 38 200 31 144
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general: +381 38 235 033
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 24/11/2017
      1. The main purpose of the publication of "Marriage Statistics" is to provide the basic data needed for drafting policies at the national level.
      1. No classification is applied.
      1. Demographics statistics.
      1. The publication of Marriage Statistics for 2016 contains data on: Marriages by place of coronation and permanent residence of spouses, marriage according to permanent residence of spouses and month, marriage according to permanent residence of spouses and ethnicity, marriage according to the permanent residence of spouses and marital status of husband and wife, marriage according to the permanent residence of spouses and age group, marriages by age groups of husband and wife, marriages according to ethnicity of husband and wife, marriages by educational attainment of husband and wife, single marriages according to husband and wife, marriages outside Republic of Kosovo according to country and month.
      1. Civil Status Offices of Kosovo.
      1. The targeted population consists of all married persons.
      1. Kosovo (national and local level).
      1. Time series are available from the reference year 2001.
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      1. Indicators are reported in absolute numbers and in percentages.
      1. The reference period is on a monthly basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21:
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: .
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Data dissemination is on an annual basis.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian
      1. KAS has online database:
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. Data on culture statistics are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook:
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data:
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the ASK website: The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017 In Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. The main purpose of the yearly publication of Marriage Statistics for 2016 is to inform decision-making institutions and the general public about the statistical indicators of married couples.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, evaluation of KAS in general, the assessment of the site in KAS, evaluating the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey can find on the web:
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      1. From the data collection, the dissemination of final data for 2016 is 6.5 months (N + 6.5).
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics are comparable between geographic areas.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series are also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. Two persons are engaged for the logical control of the data. Six persons are engaged for data entry, and two persons are engaged for logical data control and the tabulation.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
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      1. The source of the data for the marriages statistics are the Basic Registers for Marriage in accordance with the Law no. 04/L-003 on Marriages, and the Law on Official Statistics no. 04/L-036. Reporting units are the Civil Status Offices of Kosovo.
      1. Data collection is on a monthly basis.
      1. The data collection is done through regional offices via the questionnaire for marriage, DEM-3.
      1. The data are checked and completed if we have non response in the questionnaire modalities. Reporting units are contacted by vital statisticians. After completion, the logical control in the office is continued before data entry is made. Checking data after entering, cleaning the database, analyzing, tabulating, and publishing of the data.
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