7 days of social science research: free films

Although they’re now a few years old (made around 2012) these short (5 – 6 minute) films from the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) are loosely based around an interesting conceit – a children’s nursery rhyme – that’s used as brief introductions to a range of topics:

Monday’s child is fair of face: image and identity

Tuesday’s child is full of grace: charity

Wednesday’s child is full of woe: poverty and inequality

Thursday’s child has far to go: migration

Friday’s child is loving and giving: family and relationships

Saturday’s child works hard for a living: work and employment

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay (“gay”, in this context, refers to the original meaning of the word: “happy” – hence happiness and wellbeing.

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