Category: eBook


Sarcopenia: Age-Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness: Mechanisms and Treatments by Gordon S. Lynch
English | 1 Dec. 2010 | ISBN: 9048197120 | 496 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Some of the most serious consequences of aging are its effects on skeletal muscle. ‘Sarcopenia’, the progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and associated muscle weakness, renders frail elders susceptible to serious injury from sudden falls and fractures and at risk for losing their functional independence.


How Labor Migrants Fare

How Labor Migrants Fare By Klaus F. Zimmermann
English | PDF | 2004 | 419 Pages | ISBN : 3642534481 | 46.6 MB
In the globalized economy, labor migration has become of central importance. A key issue in the analysis of immigration is how the migrants fare in the economy in which they migrate, and how they assimilate towards the behavior of the natives. Using data from the United States, Canada, many European countries, Australia and New Zealand, the chapters study the developments of earnings, employment, unemployment, self-employment, occupational choices and educational attainment after migration. The book also investigates the role of language in labor market integration and examines the situation of illegal, legalized and unwilling migrants. Policy effects are also studied: Among those are the effects of selection criteria of labor market success and the effects immigrants have on the public sector budget of the receiving country. Hence, the book provides a broad picture of the performance of migrants.