Why do some areas of the U.S. have more residents receiving disability benefits?

05/13/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Finance

All eyes are on the latest unemployment figures as Americans search for signals on the health of the economy. However, there is another key statistic that is largely overlooked: Americans receiving Social Security disability income. There is a clear trend that factors beyond physical soundness, such as education and exercise habits, are contributing to a growth in the number of people receiving these benefits, especially in the southern U.S.

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