Disability Insurance Recipiency Bubble Plot
Ben (who asked that I not include his last name or affiliation) submitted this graph along with the description found below. The data are available in this csv file.
In this figure I was trying to highlight the fact that although the proportion of the population that reports being in good health has stayed relatively constant over the past 30 years, the proportion of the working age population that claims disability insurance has risen substantially. The main point of this visualization should be to break the preconceived hypothesis that the underlying health of the population is the primary driver of rising disability insurance recipiency. I think the way the figure is currently presented doesn’t do a great job conveying this. Any help is appreciated!