Category: Demographic and social statistics
Area: Population
Survey / data collection: Divorced couples

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Demography and Migration Statistics Department
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:February 19, 2020
2.3. Metadata last update:24 December 2019

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:Divorce is a marital unity terminated by the competent court. Divorce statistics cover marriages divorced by the judgment of competent court. Statistics of divorces aims to produce the data by which the main demographic analyses of population in Montenegro are possible at the level of Montenegro and municipalities. The data represent a basis for the calculation of number of analytical demographic indicators used for the purpose of producing analysis, both current and future population structure.
3.2. Classification system:Municipalities
3.3. Sector coverage:Not relevant
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Divorce Divorce is a marital union terminated by binding judgement of competent court.
3.5. Statistical unit:In divorce statistics, observation unit is every legally terminated marriage.
3.6. Statistical population:Divorced persons aged 15 years and over in the observed period.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro and municipalities.
3.8. Time coverage:Comparable time seris data are available from 1974.
3.9. Base period:Not relevant

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Unit in which data values are measured is the number of divorced persons and number of divorces.

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
Calendar year

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
       agreements:
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) provide a framework for protection, use, and transmission of confidential data. MONSTAT has produced two comprehensive rulebooks that cover the procedures for individual data protection as well as keeping individual records. With purpose of the meeting legal framework on functioning of security system and statistical confidentiality there was adopted the Rulebook on Keeping Statistical Data by which Manner, Time, Technical Conditions and Organization of Statistical Data Storage to Prevent Their Destroying, Misappropriation, and Unauthorized Use is Regulated as well as the Rulebook on Contents and Manner of Keeping Records on Users of Individual Statistical Data by which contents and manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data is regular. Pursuant to the Article 59, an access to the confidential data is limited to persons performing duties and tasks of official statistical producer and up to the stage the data are necessary for official statistical production. Persons that performs duties and tasks within official statistical producers must sign the statement on respecting the principle of confidentiality. Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System is aligned with the Regulation No 223/2009 and the Regulation (EU) 2015/759 from 29 April 2015 that also regulate confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Statement on Commitment of Confidence in Official Statistics (Commitment of Confidence).
7.2. Confidentiality - data
        treatment:
Identification data are not enterd in the statistical database. The data are published as aggregated data the lowest at the level of municipality. The rules for access to microdata are defined by Articles 58 and 59 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) stipulates that official statistical producers prepare, update, and publish Statistical Release Calendar. It is published on the website of Statistical Office not later than 20 December for the next year, for all official statistical producers that includes date of releasing statistical data. Any change in date of releasing in the Calendar is published in advance in accordance with the Procedure on Unplanned Revisions.
8.2. Release calendar - access:http://www.monstat.org/cg/page.php?id=12&pageid=12
8.3. User access:General aim of official statistical producer is to meet the needs of users, and to make an access to statistical data to users in an understandable manner, simultaneously and under the same conditions. Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in objective, transparent and professional manner, so that all users are equally treated.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top
Preliminary data are monthly published, and final data are published at the annual level. Annual data are transmitted to Eurostat.

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:The release is publushed once a year and it is available at the website using this link: http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1125&pageid=51
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link: http://monstat.org/eng/publikacije.php
10.3. Online database:Not available.
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) regulates rules under which external users can obtain an access to individual data for needs of research. Article 58 defines types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such data. Providing individual data without identifier is possible only upon a written request of scientific and research institutions, with purpose of performing scientific and research activities as well as international statistical organizations and statistical producers from other countries. Research entity signs the agreement with Statistical Office, and it signs the statement on respecting the confidentiality principle. Official statistical producers keeps a separate records on users and purpose of using the statistical data given to these users.
10.5. Other:Not relevant.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
Methodological guide on divorces statistics is available at the website of Statistical Office, link: http://monstat.org/userfiles/file/demografija/brakovi/Divorces,%20methodology.pdf
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines the commitment to quality which ensures that official statistical producers in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with the international principles of statistical system quality. Development Strategy and Programme of Official Statistics for 2014-2018 define the objectives of development. One of objectives is quality management via monitoring the implementation of European Statistical Code of Practice. Pursuant to the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Contract on EU Functioning, Regulation 759/2015 and Regulation 223/2009 as well as European Statistical Code of Practice, the following documents are in adoption procedure: 1. Quality Strategy of Statistical Office, 2. Guide for Implementation of Quality Strategy in Statistical Office. 3. Implementation Plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:Statistical Office has chosen the implementation of elements of TQM (Total Quality Management) model that foster development and improvement of functioning of: - Institution, - Official statistical result production, and - Individual. Within middle-term deadline, Statistical Office has chosen the TQM implementation through the following objectives: 1. Strong commitment to users and other interested parties, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of staff members, 4. Constant improvements, 5. Reduction of overburden of reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: - Eurostat, - UN organizations, National users: - Ministries and other public administration bodies, -Local government, and -Other local government bodies, - Non-governmental organizations, - Students, -Researchers, - Media.
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. Data collection was carried out through a web survey, in the period from 1 September to 20 October, 2017. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20eng.pdf.
12.3. Completeness:Improving the quality of data on citizenship of persons that terminated marital union.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Not relevant.
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:Final data are published at the latest 120 days after the last day of reference period (T+120). Final data are published in the release on marriages and divorces. Statistical Release Calendar is available at the link http://www.monstat.org/cg/page.php?id=12&pageid=12. For 2018 the data are published on 30 April 2019. The data are transmitted to Eurostat on 31 December for previous year.
14.2. Punctuality:The data are published on the day envisaged by the Annual Plan and Statistical Release Calendar.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
          geographical:
The data are collected in accordance with the UN recommendations - UN Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System Revision 2. Accordingly, the comparability with all countries that use the same methodology is ensured.
15.2. Comparability over time:A comparable time series of data is available from 1974.

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
Not relevant.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not relevant.

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1411&pageid=1411
17.2. Data revision - practice:A regular revision is used for the surveys because the Annual Plan envisages preliminary and final publication of data. There were no large and unplanned revision. Preliminary data are monthly published, and final data are published once a year.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:The survey used an administrative data source. The administrative data source is basic courts.
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Frequency: monthly.
18.3. Data collection:Statistical Office of Montenegro produces methodological instructions, determines instruments for carrying out surveys, prepares and prints forms and distributes them to reporting units, i.e. basic courts. Filled forms RB-1 is submitted by court after the end of each month, for all cases for which the judgement became valid in related month. If during the month there was no valid judgements, the court is obliged to submit a written report about it after the end of that month. In addition to the data on mariage, this form also comprises data on persons (husband and wife) whose marriage is terminated.
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
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