In Memoriam:  Dr. Joseph Palmer Roberts

Executive Director,  Population Review (2003 – 2022)


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Joseph Palmer Roberts on 20 August 2022. Joseph was the key figure who reestablished Population Review as an online-only journal in 2003, and ensured its continuity until contracting the illness that took his life. Thanks to Joseph, Population Review has persisted more than 60 years since its founding in 1957 by Dr. Sripati Chandrasekhar (1918-2001). Joseph guided Population Review with patience, wisdom, determination, and understanding across two decades. He will be missed by us as we continue his work supporting Population Review and its mission to promote social demographic research worldwide and a healthier, more sustainable future for generations to come.


William J. Haller and Heili Pals
Editors, Population Review

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