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Life cycle assessment of the manufacture of lactide and PLA biopolymers from sugarcane in Thailand
Backgroundl-lactide is the monomer for the polymer poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA can be made from renewable resources, and is used in an increasing amount of applications. The biopolymer PLLA isExpand
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Production and Purification of Lactic Acid and Lactide
Natural polymers, biopolymers, and synthetic polymers based on annually renewable resources are the basis for the twenty-first-century portfolio of sustainable, eco-efficient plastics [1]. TheseExpand
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What have 10 years of health insurance reforms brought about in Bulgaria? Re-appraising the Health Insurance Act of 1998.
This article discusses the financial reforms in the Bulgarian public health care sector. Since 1998, when the Bulgarian parliament passed the Health Insurance Act, compulsory contributions for socialExpand
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Lifestyle and socio-economic inequalities in diabetes prevalence in South Africa: A decomposition analysis
Background Inequalities in diabetes are widespread and are exacerbated by differences in lifestyle. Many studies that have estimated inequalities in diabetes make use of self-reported diabetes whichExpand
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The dynamics of skill mismatches in the Dutch labour market
We use two waves of a Dutch longitudinal survey to analyze the dynamics of overeducation. It is found that the dynamics in overeducation are high. Only a small fraction of workers are long-termExpand
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Myths of slash and burn on physical degradation of savannah soils: impacts on Vertisols in north Cameroon
. A study was conducted to assess the impact of agricultural land use history on macro-aggregate (4.0–4.8 mm) stability in the 0–5 cm layers of Chromic and ‘Hydromorphic’ Vertisols in north Cameroon.Expand
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Financial literacy of high school students in the Netherlands: knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavior
Abstract We examined levels of financial literacy (knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and self-reported behavior) among 15-year-old high school students in the Netherlands (N = 2025), andExpand
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Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling.
In this paper, a general specification of the wage equation is used to derive a marginal revenue equation for enterprise-related schooling. The optimal amount of investment in enterprise-relatedExpand
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Pharmacy-led interventions to improve medication adherence among adults with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Control of blood glucose and a reduced risk of complications are important treatment goals in diabetes. Medication non-adherence can influence the outcome of diabetes. Involvement of aExpand
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The use of community-based social services by elderly people at risk of institutionalization: an evaluation.
OBJECTIVE To examine the use of community-based social services by elderly people at risk of institutionalization, who prefer to remain at home. METHODS A study with a longitudinal designExpand
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