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Journal Articles

Thumala, Daniela, Brian K. Kennedy, Esteban Calvo, Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Pedro Zitko, Patricia Lillo, Roque Villagra, Agustín Ibáñez, Rodrigo Assar, Maricarmen Andrade, and Andrea Slachevsky. Forthcoming 2017. “Aging and Health Policies in Chile: New Agendas for Research.” Health Systems & Reform.

Calvo, Esteban, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, and Ursula M. Staudinger. 2017. “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately De-standardized and Highly Stratified across Gender, Class, and Race.” The Gerontologist.

Williamson, John B., Fang Lianquan, and Esteban Calvo. 2017. “Rural Pension Reform in China: A Critical Analysis.” Journal of Aging Studies 41:67-74.

Staudinger, Ursula M., Ruth Finkelstein, Esteban Calvo, and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan. 2016. “A Global View on the Effects of Work on Health in Later Life.” The Gerontologist 56(S2):281-92.

Calvo, Esteban, Christine A. Mair, and Natalia Sarkisian. 2015. “Individual Troubles, Shared Troubles: The Multiplicative Effect of Individual and Country-level Unemployment on Life Satisfaction in 95 Nations (1981-2009).” Social Forces 93(4):1625-53.

Feigl, Andrea. Joshua Salomon, Eric Ding, and Esteban Calvo. 2015. “Teenage Smoking Behaviour Following a High-school Smoking Ban in Chile: Interrupted Time Series Analysis.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 93(7):468-75.

Errázuriz, Paula, Michael Constantino, and Esteban Calvo. 2015. “The Relationship between Patient Object Relations and the Therapeutic Alliance in a Naturalistic Psychotherapy Sample.” Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 88(3):254-69.

Errázuriz, Paula, Camila Valdés, Paul A. Vohringer, and Esteban Calvo. 2015. “Mental Health Financing in Chile: A Pending Debt” (“Financiamiento de la Salud Mental en Chile: Una Deuda Pendiente”). Revista Médica de Chile 143(9):1179-86.

Calvo, Esteban, Natalia Sarkisian, and Christopher R. Tamborini. 2013. “Causal Effects of Retirement Timing on Subjective Physical and Emotional Health.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 68(1):73-84.

***Winner of the 2013 James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award of the APHA A&PH section***

Lemp, Sebastián and Esteban Calvo. 2012. “Acceptance or Rejection of Clinical Standardization? Chilean Doctors Discuss Clinical Practice Guidelines and Benefit Packages.” Revista Salud Colectiva 8(1):61-8. This article was also published in Spanish.

Calvo, Esteban, Fabio M. Bertranou, and Evelina Bertranou. 2010. “Are Old-age Pension System Reforms Moving Away from Individual Retirement Accounts in Latin America?” Journal of Social Policy 39(2):223-34.

Calvo, Esteban, Kelly Haverstick, and Steven A. Sass. 2009. “Gradual Retirement, Sense of Control, and Retirees’ Happiness.” Research on Aging 31(1):112-35.

***Winner of the 2007 Severyn T. Bruyn Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Social Economy & Social Justice at BC***

Zheng, Bingwen, John B. Williamson, and Esteban Calvo. 2009. “Comparative Study of Social Security in China and Latin America: Traditional Culture and Institutional Arrangements—From the Point View of Enlarging the Coverage” (in Chinese). Journal of Latin American Studies 31(1):3-12.

Calvo, Esteban and John B. Williamson. 2008. “Old-age Pension Reform and Modernization Pathways: Lessons for China from Latin America.” Journal of Aging Studies 22(1):74-87.

Books

Elacqua, Gregory, Alejandra Cortázar, and  Esteban Calvo, eds. 2015. Education: The Pre Reform Context (Educación: El Escenario Pre Reforma). Santiago, Chile: Universidad Diego Portales. ISBN 978-956-314-326-3.

Mariano Rojas, Iván Martínez, Calvo, Esteban, Roberto Castellanos, René Millán, Emilio Moyano, Joaquina Palomar, Jorge Yamamoto, and Eduardo Wills. 2012. Measurement, Research and Inclusion in Public Policy of Subjective Wellbeing: Latin America. Mexico, DF: Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico. ISBN 978-607-9217-10-5. This book is also published in Spanish.

González, Pablo, Pedro Güell, Rodrigo Márquez, Soledad Godoy, Macarena Orchard, Jorge Castillo, Maya Zilveti, Romina von Borries, Esteban Calvo, José Manuel Morales, and María Luisa Sierra. 2012. Subjective Well-being in Chile: The Challenge of Rethinking Development (Bienestar Subjetivo: El Desafío de Repensar el Desarrollo). Human Development Report, Santiago, Chile: United Nations Development Program. ISBN 978-956-7469-32-1.

Chapters

Calvo, Esteban and Ignacio Madero-Cabib. 2016. “Promoting Healthy, Active, and Positive Aging Among Older Adults” (“Envejecimiento Saludable, Activo y Positivo y Su Promoción Entre las Personas Mayores”). Pp. 49-65 in Social Gerontology (Gerontología Social). Santiago, Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. ISBN: 978-956-14-1958-2.

Calvo, Esteban. 2016. “Considerations on the Reform of the Chilean Pension System” (“Consideraciones para la Reforma del Sistema de Pensiones Chileno.”) Pp. 215-25 in Aging: Demography, Health, and Social Impact (Envejecimiento: Demografía, Salud e Impacto Social), edited by I. Palomo and R. Giacaman. Talca, Chile: Universidad de Talca. ISBN: 978-956-329-060-8.

Calvo, Esteban. 2016. “Does the Chilean Pension Model Influence Life Satisfaction? A Multilevel Longitudinal Analysis.” Pp. 415-41 in Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America, edited by M. Rojas, Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-7202-0.

Staudinger, Ursula M., Ruth Finkelstein, Esteban Calvo, and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan. 2015. “Ageing, Work, and Health.” Background chapter in World Report on Ageing and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. ISBN 978-92-4-156504-2.

Calvo, Esteban. 2013. “Applied Theories of Aging: Healthy, Active, and Positive Aging” (“Enfoques Sobre el Envejecimiento: Envejecimiento Saludable, Activo y Positivo”). Pp. 24-48 in Preventing and Addressing Older Adults Abuse (Prevención y Abordaje del Maltrato Hacia las Personas Mayores), edited by S. González, M. Rojas, and D. León. Santiago, Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. ISBN 978-956-14-1358-0.

Calvo, Esteban. 2013. “Positive Aging” (“Envejecimiento Positivo”). Pp. 47-62 in Social Gerontology (Gerontología Social), edited by M. Rojas and D. León. Santiago, Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. ISBN 978-956-14-1341-2.

Calvo, Esteban. 2013. “Overview and Recent Developments in the Chilean Health System” (“Antecedentes y Desarrollos Recientes del Sistema de Salud Chileno”). Pp. 34-56 in Public Policy Analysis. Bogota, Colombia: Office of the Comptroller General, School of Public Administration, and Ortega and Gasset Foundation.

Calvo, Esteban and Bernardo Martorell. 2008. “Salud del Adulto Mayor en Chile: Responsabilidad Compartida por las Personas, las Empresas y el Estado” (“The Health of Older Adults in Chile: A Responsibility Shared by Individuals, Companies, and the Government”). Pp. 103-21 in Construyendo Políticas Públicas para una Sociedad que Envejece (Public Policies for an Aging Society). Santiago, Chile: Corporación Expansiva y Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Chile. ISBN 978-956-8678-03-6.

Calvo, Esteban and Ángeles Pérez. 2004. “El Boro.” Pp. 36-47 in Historias de Campamentos (Precarious Settlements’ Stories), edited by M. Rivadeneira. Santiago, Chile: Centro de Investigación Social, Un Techo Para Chile.

Other Publications

Calvo, Esteban, Lianquan Fang, and John B. Williamson. 2016. “Rural Pension Reform: The Case of China.” Working Paper #28, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. ISSN: 0719-4056. An earlier version was published in 2015 as Working Paper #66, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban. 2016. “Old-age Pension Reform in Chile: Non-pecuniary Aspects” (“Reforma al Sistema de Pensiones Chileno: Consideraciones No Pecuniarias.”) Working Paper #27, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. ISSN: 0719-4056. Also will be published as Working Paper, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Garretón, Manuela and Esteban Calvo. 2015. “Drawing Well-being” (“Dibujando el Bienestar”). Dossier, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban, Maureen Berho, Mónica Roqué, Juan Sebastián Amaro, Fernando Morales, Emiliana Rivera, Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo, Elizabeth Caro López, Bernardita Canals, and Rosa Kornfeld. 2014. “Comparative-historical Analysis of Aging Policy Reform in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.” Working Paper #25, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Also published as Working Paper #61, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Hartman, Rebecca and Esteban Calvo. 2014. “How to Improve Cancer Screening and Prevention in Chile?” (“¿Cómo Mejorar la Prevención y Detección del Cáncer en Chile?”). Claves de Políticas Públicas, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban and Pablo González. 2013. “Quality of Employment, Subjective Well-being, and Human Development” (“Calidad del Empleo desde los Enfoques del Bienestar Subjetivo y el Desarrollo Humano”). Working Papers #14, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Also published as: Working Paper #50, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile; Working Papers #6, Centre for New Development Thinking, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban and Christine A. Mair. 2013. “The Multiplicative Effect of Individual- and Nation-Level Unemployment on Life Satisfaction in 97 Nations (1981-2009).” Working Paper #36, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Also published as Working Paper #49, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

Azar, Ariel and Esteban Calvo. 2012. “The Uncertain Certainty of Happiness Rankings” (“La Certeza Incierta de los Rankings de Felicidad”). Claves de Políticas Públicas #7, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Beytía, Pablo and Esteban Calvo. 2011. “How to Measure Happiness?” (“¿Cómo Medir La Felicidad?”). Claves de Políticas Públicas #4, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban and Natalia Sarkisian. 2011. “Retirement and Well-being: Examining Characteristics of Life Course Transitions.” Working Paper #2, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban, Natalia Sarkisian, and Christopher R. Tamborini. 2011. “Causal Effects of Retirement Timing on Subjective Well-being: The Role of Cultural Norms and Institutional Policies.” Working Paper #7, Public Policy Institute at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Also published as Working Paper #17, School of Business and Economics at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Bertranou, Fabio M., Esteban Calvo, and Evelina Bertranou. 2009. “Is Latin America Retreating from Individual Retirement Accounts?” Issue Brief #9-14, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. This Issue Brief is also published in Spanish in 2010.

Calvo, Esteban, Kelly Haverstick, and Natalia Zhivan. 2009. “Older Americans on the Go: Financial and Psychological Effects of Moving.” Issue Brief #9-19, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Calvo, Esteban, Kelly Haverstick, and Natalia Zhivan. 2009. “Determinants and Consequences of Moving Decisions for Older Americans.” Working Paper #2009-16, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Calvo, Esteban and Bernardo Martorell. 2008. “Salud del Adulto Mayor en Chile: Responsabilidad Compartida por las Personas, las Empresas y el Estado” (“The Health of Older Adults in Chile: A Responsibility Shared by Individuals, Companies, and the Government”). Documento en Foco #130, Corporación Expansiva, Santiago, Chile.

Calvo, Esteban, Kelly Haverstick, and Steven A. Sass. 2007. “What Makes Retirees Happier:  A Gradual or ‘Cold Turkey’ Retirement?” Working Paper #2007-18, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Calvo, Esteban, Kelly Haverstick, and Steven A. Sass. 2007. “A Gradual Exit May Not Make for a Happier Retirement?” Issue Brief #7-16, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Calvo, Esteban. 2006. “Does Working Longer Make People Healthier and Happier?” Issue Brief WOB#2, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Current Projects

Calvo, Esteban and Natalia Sarkisian. Revise and resubmit. “Retirement and Well-being: Examining Characteristics of Life Course Transitions.” American Sociological Review.

***Winner of the 2010 Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement of the ASA SPPS section, winner of the 2009 Retirement Research Foundation Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Award of the APHA GH section, and Honorable Mention in the 2008 Student Research Award of the GSA SRPP Section***

Azar, Ariel, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, Andrea Slachevsky, Ursula M. Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. Revised and resubmitted. “From Snapshots to Movies: The Association between Retirement Sequences and Aging Trajectories in Motor and Cognitive Functioning.” Journal of Aging and Health.

Calvo, Esteban, Maureen Berho, Mónica Roqué, Juan Sebastián Amaro, Fernando Morales, Emiliana Rivera, Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo, Elizabeth Caro López, Bernardita Canals, and Rosa Kornfeld. Revise and resubmit. “Comparative Analysis of Aging Policy Reform in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.” Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Zhou, Yi, Andrea Slachevsky, and Esteban Calvo. Revise and resubmit. “Health Condition and Unmet Need for ADL/IADL Assistance among the Elderly with Dementia in Chile.” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Calvo, Esteban and Pablo González. Under review. “Work as a Blessing or a Punishment? Employment Quality from a Subjective Well-being and Human Development  Approach.” Journal of Happiness Studies.

Allel, Kasim, Ana Sofía León, Ursula Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. Under review. “Long-term Protective Effects of Formal Education:  Easing the Health Consequences of the Retirement Transition in Mexico.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Azar, Ariel, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, Ursula M. Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. Under review. “A New Window of Opportunity: The Association between Labor-Force Sequences and Multimorbidity in Old Age.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

León, Ana Sofía, Ursula M. Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. Under review. “Gender Differences in the Association between Retirement Timing and Functional Health in Developing Countries.” International Health.

Letelier, Catalina, Paula Errázuriz, and Esteban Calvo. Under review. “Adaptation and Validation of a Spanish Version of the Self-Concealment Scale.” PLOS ONE.

van der Horst, Mariska, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, David Lain, Esteban Calvo, and Sarah Vickerstaff. Under review. “Bridges to working late? Un-retirement, Part-time work, and Self-employment in the United States and England.” Work, Employment, and Society.

Ariel, Azar, Ursula M. Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. “Age Guidelines and Heterogeneity in the Health Effects of Retirement Timing: A Cross-national Study in 20 Countries.” Manuscript to be submitted to American Sociological Review.

Carvajal, María Paz and Esteban Calvo. “Sex After 60: Factors Associated with an Active and positively Evaluated Sexual Life in Old Age.” Manuscript will be submitted to Pan American Journal of Public Health.

Calvo, Esteban and Pablo González. “Stereotype Threat and Subjetive Well-being: A Survey Based Experimental Approach.” Paper to be submitted to Sociology of Health and Illness.

Calvo, Esteban, Ana Sofia Leon, Natalia Sarkisian, and Ursula M. Staudinger. “Relative Timing and Dynamic Consequences: Exploring the Heterogeneity of Causal Effects of Retirement Timing on Health.” Paper to be submitted to Social Sciences and Medicine.

Calvo, Esteban, Ana Sofia Leon, Natalia Sarkisian, Vegard Skirbekk, and Ursula M. Staudinger. “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Causal Effects of Retirement Timing on Functional, Mental, and Subjective Health.” Paper to be submitted to Science.

Calvo, Esteban and Sebastián Opazo. “Different Roads Lead to Different Castles: Conditional Views on the Optimal Retirement Health Across Gender and Class.” Paper to be submitted to Journal of Aging Studies.

Calvo, Esteban and Natalia Sarkisian. “Managing Uncertainty: The Heterogeneous Association between Unemployment Programs and Life Satisfaction.” Paper to be submitted to American Journal of Sociology

Díaz Toro, Felipe, Ignacio Madero-Cabib, and Esteban Calvo. “The Impact of Retirement Sequences on Heart Disease and Stroke: A Survival Analysis.” Paper to be submitted to Journal of Aging and Health.

Errázuriz, Paula, Michael Constantino, and Esteban Calvo. “To Know or not to Know: Does Therapists’ Access to Feedback about Patients’ Psychological Dysfunction and Alliance Perception Affect Treatment Adherence, Alliance, and Outcome?” Paper to be submitted to Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology.

Keyes, Katherine M., Esteban Calvo, Katherine Ornstein, Caroline Rutheford, and Linda P. Fried. “Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Mortality in the United States: Differences by Subgroup Suggest Non-causal Mechanisms.” Paper to be submitted to Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Kulick, Erin R., Esteban Calvo, and Andrea Feigl. “Geospatial Analysis of Smoking Rates and Smoking Behavior in High School Students in Santiago from 2001 to 2013.” Paper to be submitted to Tobacco Control.

Madero-Cabib, Ignacio, Esteban Calvo, and Ursula M. Staudinger. “Surviving Late Life Labor Force Sequences in the United States.” Paper to be submitted to Social Sciences and Medicine.

Willis, Margaret, Pam Factor-Litvak, Ursula M. Staudinger, and Esteban Calvo. “Telomere Length and Stress.” Paper to be submitted to PLOS ONE.